LED lighting offers multiple benefits that traditional lights don't provide. Here are a few of them.
An LED light lasts much longer than a traditional bulb. In fact, it lasts several times as long as many of its traditional counterparts, including fluorescent lights. The positive difference in life span is even greater when compared to incandescent lighting.
Some bulbs, such as incandescent lights, convert most of their energy into heat instead of light. However, LED bulbs release little heat. As a result, they are less likely to cause burns or start fires.
Additionally, LEDs produce little to no ultraviolet light, making the lights safer for the eyes and for furnishings that may degrade with regular exposure to ultraviolet rays.
LED lights require less power to emit the same number of lumens as fluorescent, metal halide, and incandescent bulbs. The savings in energy expenditures equates to monetary savings on utility bills.
The color rendering index (CRI) is a measure of how well a light can reveal the true hue of an object when the light is compared to sunlight. The higher the CRI, the more similar the light's effects are to those of natural light.
Unlike some traditional lights, such as sodium vapor lighting, LEDs have an excellent CRI.
LED lights tend to be quite small. Their limited size makes them adaptable to a variety of commercial and residential lighting needs. Their size allows them to be combined for a more intense output of light or used in a linear sequence for a different effect.
With an LED light, there is no warm-up. Instead, the light turns on at its maximum emission immediately. As a result, there is no delay in the expected release of light.
Traditional light bulbs release light in a 360-degree range. Thus, when a traditional bulb is installed in a room, it lights the ceiling as much as it lights the room -- unless a directional shade or guard is placed around the bulb. With LED lighting, the light is emitted in a 180-degree pattern. As a result, the bulbs may not require a shade to guide the direction of the light. A considerable cost-savings can be realized by omitting shades and other directional guards, especially for commercial applications.
To learn more about LED lighting and its advantages, schedule a consultation with a lighting specialist in your local area.