8 Benefits of LED Lighting

obot electric wrote this on Tuesday, 17 May, 2016 in News
The benefits of installing LED Lighting in your home or business are almost endless. LED (Light Emitting Diode) bulbs are energy efficient, cost effective, and durable.

LED bulbs are the latest advancement in lighting, and offer a great alternative in replacing your current halogen or standard lights. Below is a list of ways that having OBOT Electric install LED lighting in your home can save you time, energy and money:

8 Benefits of Installing LED Lighting:

  1. Energy Efficiency
    On average, a standard 50W halogen lamp turns 90% of electricity used into heat, with only 10% of that energy converted into light. LED Lights use only 15% of the energy a standard halogen uses, providing up to 85% of the light output. And because they put off no heat, they reduce cooling expenses and can be used in much more areas.
  2. Long Life Span
    LED Lights have the benefit of a super long life span of up to 80,000 hours which means you can cut maintenance costs. LED lamps last up to 8-10 times longer than standard halogen lamps making them an ideal replacement. If you have a hard-to-reach light fixture, LEDs are ideal because you won't need to go to the trouble to replace them as often.
  3. Improved Durability
    LED's have no filaments, and contain no glass components, so they are not vulnerable to vibration or breakage like conventional bulbs, making them a great solution for sports facilities, outdoor areas, and more. And since they don’t emit heat, you can install them in more areas safely.
  4. Compact Size
    LED Light bulbs can be as small as 2mm, making them ideal for fitting into hard to reach and compact areas. Architectural features in your home can be highlighted with LED lighting
  5. Fast Switching
    LED Lights will start at full brightness, instantly, every time, therefore there is no need for backup lighting. LED Lights are a benefit because they switch on and off instantly making them ideal for flashing signs, traffic signaling and automotive lights, compared to standard compact fluorescent lights which fade in and out or flicker.
  6. Safety
    Most LED lights operate at low voltage so are cool to touch and much safer to handle during installation and maintenance and can be exposed to rain and snow.
  7. Environmentally Friendly
    The benefit of LED Lights is that they are an eco-friendly form of lighting as they do not contain mercury or other harmful gasses or emit any harmful UV rays. For example, a 13w LED light emits 68% less CO2 than a standard 40w incandescent bulb running 10 hours per day.
  8. Energy Savings= Reduced Utility Cost
    You may not think that a light bulb contributes very much to your overall energy costs. But to the contrary, lights that you use often in areas like your kitchen, bathroom or bedroom will utilize a considerable amount of energy because of the frequency and length of time they are used. By reducing the overall energy use from your lighting, you can reduce your ongoing utility costs. This doesn’t even take into account the replacement of the bulbs, which you won’t be doing nearly as often as you would with standard halogens.

For more information about LED installation service offered by OBOT Electric, or to learn more about the manufacturers we represent, contact us today!

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