LED Benefits

The benefits of using LED lighting compared to traditional filament or energy-saving bulbs are numerous, with LEDs out-performing conventional lighting in almost every conceivable way.

Here are just some of the benefits to be imparted from switching to LED's:

Save Energy
LED's use at least 20% less energy than conventional bulbs, with the potential to save up to 90% off your energy bills in certain cases. Switch to LEDs and your investment will pay for itself far sooner than you’d expect.

LED lighting is safer than both filament and fluorescent bulbs. Because there is no mercury in LED bulbs, they can be easily disposed of at the end of their lifecycle and do not require specialist disposal methods. Also, because LED bulbs are more robust than fluorescent bulbs, the risk of breakage is significantly reduced. The rigid framework of LED bulbs makes them resistant to vibration and impact. As a result, LEDs are ideal for industrial applications. They are also suited to food preparation areas, where the potential for a shattered filament bulb could be serious.

Last Longer
Not only do LED bulbs run more efficiently, but they last far longer. With an LED lighting system in place, bulb changes are an infrequent occurrence.  When the time finally comes to replace an LED bulb, it simply slots out and the new one slots in to place quickly and easily. With production of traditional 60 watt bulbs now having ceased, there’s never been a better time to switch to LED lighting and start reaping the benefits. LED lighting can serve as a direct replacement for screw-in incandescent or compact fluorescent bulbs. Over the course of their lifetime, LED lights consistently retain their brightness and are not prone to dimming. Moreover, LED bulbs are unaffected by being repeatedly turned on and off, making them less susceptible to failure.

The range of LED lighting styles available is numerous, as is the range of uses they can be put to. Due to their compact size, LED bulbs can be fitted almost anywhere, with minimal intrusion but maximum brightness. In historic buildings, LEDs are an ideal choice, as they can be suspended from or subtly integrated into ceilings without impacting upon the room’s original features. In contemporary homes and offices, LEDs are again a sensible choice, with uplighting, downlighting, wall and surface-mounted, furniture, exterior, underwater, retail and commercial lighting solutions all available.

Because LED lighting is directional, it’s possible to make a focal point of stair areas, kitchen work tops or shop displays. When non-directional lighting is required, diffusers or multiple directional LEDs can be used to good effect. The spatial diffusion of LED lighting is easily controlled, enabling the lighting to be finely adjusted to achieve the perfect ambience. LED lighting can also be configured so that it is dimmable, granting the consumer complete control over the mood and intensity of the room. Using the RGB (Red, Green, Blue) colour mixing principle, it’s possible to configure LED lights to a wide range of colours. This makes LED lighting ideal for applications including external building lighting and for use in driveways and ponds.

Environmentally Friendly
Businesses in both the private and public sectors are now obliged to reduce their carbon footprint, either under existing rules or as pre-compliance in anticipation of impending legislation. LED lighting is one area in which organisations can take clear steps to reduce energy bills. Public and private sector bodies are now obliged to evidence that they are committed to making budgetary savings for the benefit of taxpayers or stakeholders. Continued reliance upon outdated technologies such as filament bulbs is a profligate policy that is impossible to justify in an era of ever-tightening budgets.

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