The Benefits of Using LED Lighting

The latest advancement in the lighting industry is LED lighting. This development has a lot of potential because of its lifespan and efficiency. That's why it's a good option for homes and commercial establishments because of reduced electricity expenses and better energy utilization. 

The Advantages of Using LED Lights

Here's a look at the benefits of switching to LED lights and why they are more cost-efficient than other types of lighting:

1.      Energy-Efficient

Compared to traditional fluorescent, halogen, and incandescent lights, LED lights consume 50% less energy. So, more money is saved from electricity costs. Those who use lights for an extended period will enjoy this benefit more. Unlike conventional lighting, LED lights point light in a particular direction. This directional lighting doesn't waste energy. 


2.      Long Life

LED lights only dim after a long period, unlike incandescent lights that tend to burn out. Good LED lights can last for 30,000 to 50,000 hours or more, depending on the fixture or lamp used.

 A standard incandescent bulb can only last 1,000 hours, and 8,000 to 10,000 hours for compact fluorescent lights. Because of the longer lifespan, less work is needed in changing the bulbs in commercial establishments, making LED lighting a low-maintenance option. 

3.      Cold Temperature Capacity

LED lights work well in cold temperatures, unlike fluorescent lamps. Higher voltage is needed to operate fluorescent lights, and luminous flux or the light intensity is decreased in cold temperatures. LED lights work the opposite way because they perform better at low temperatures. 

4.      Long-Lasting

LED lights are durable, so they can resist breakage, vibrations, and other forces. That's because there are no glass enclosures or filaments. Standard lights are usually in a quartz or glass casing, so they are likely to get damaged.

LED lights, on the other hand, don't have glass. They are fixed on a circuit board and connected to soldered leads. While they can still get cracked, they are not as sensitive as smartphones and other small devices. 

5.      Instantly Turning On

Many HID and fluorescent lights don't show their full brightness right after they're turned on. You need to wait for at least three minutes to see their full brightness. LED lights are fully bright almost instantly the moment you turn them on.

There's no re-strike delay, so this can be beneficial if there's a power outage or when people turn on lights very early in the morning when it's still very dark. 

6.      Quick Cycling

Traditional lights have a shorter life when they're turned on and off often. LED lights don't have any issues with rapid cycling. This makes LED lights ideal for daylight sensor or occupancy usage. 

7.      Controls

Because LED lights are semiconductor devices, they are naturally great with controls. Most LED lights can be dimmable up to 10% of their light output, while many fluorescent lights can only have around 30% of complete brightness. LED lights also have continuous dimming. The transition from full brightness to 1% brightness is smooth and not tiered.

8.      Free from IR or UV Emissions

Less than 10% of the power consumed by incandescent lights is converted to light. The rest are converted to infrared or IR or radiated heat. Too much heat and UV or ultraviolet radiation can harm people and things. LED lights can prevent these because they almost don't emit UV or IR.


LED lights are a great option if you want easy maintenance and better environmental performance and energy efficiency for your lighting. You can also save a lot in the long run when you have these installed. 

We've given you the most important benefits of choosing LED lights. We can tell you more and give you the best options when it comes to this product.

Talk to us. At Existatest, we use innovative methods in LED light installation. Visit our website to learn more about our LED light installation and other electrical services.





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