We all know LEDs are great. Infinitely better for the environment than traditional halogen or incandescent lightbulbs, LED lightbulbs are now commonplace in homes and businesses right around the country.
But aside from knowing that LED bulbs are better for the environment, do you actually know the benefits of them? If the answer is ‘no’, then you’re in luck! Here at BLT Direct, we’re committed to contributing to a more eco-friendly world, and as such, know that lightbulbs play a huge part of that. So to help you understand the tangible benefits of LED lightbulbs, we’ve made this snazzy infographic!
With a lifetime of up to 100,000 hours for some LEDs, their long life stands out as a number one benefit for homeowners and businesses. No more constantly changing bulbs in light fittings and tripping the electric when a bulb blows. Just bright rooms for years.
The most efficient way of lighting up a space, LED lightbulbs have an estimated energy efficiency of between 80 and 90% when compared to conventional light bulbs.
LED lights contain no toxic chemicals. Most conventional fluorescent lightbulbs contain a myriad of materials, such as mercury, that are dangerous for the environment. LED lightbulbs however contain no toxic materials and are 100% recyclable.
LED lightbulbs are extremely durable and built with sturdy components. Highly rugged, they can withstand even the toughest of conditions. Resistant to shock, vibrations, and other external impacts, they are ideal for both indoor and outdoor use.
No UV Emissions
LED lightbulbs produce small infrared light. Offering almost no UV emissions, LED lighting is suitable for use around goods that are sensitive to heat and UV, such as sensitive objects and paintings in museums and art galleries, as well as archeological sites.
LED lights are incredibly flexible. Used in any shape, they can be dimmed, resulting in a dynamic control of the light, including colour and distribution. Starting to be used in airplanes and classrooms, but to name a few, LEDs are certain to be everywhere in the not too distant future.
Suitable for Extremely Cold and Hot Weather
LEDs are robust, so can be used in both really cold, and really hot temperatures. Low temperatures can present fluorescent lights with a challenge, not allowing them to operate correctly, while hot weather can also cause issues. This means LEDs are often found in outdoor winter settings, freezer rooms, as well as ovens.
Better Light Diffusion
LEDs focus their light on their own, without the need for an external reflector. Achieving a higher application of efficiency than conventional lighting, LED lights deliver light more efficiently to the desired location.
LED lightbulbs light up immediately. Offering great advantages for infrastructure projects, such as signal lights, they are much more user-friendly than traditional energy saving bulbs.
Sustained Efficiency When Turned On and Off
LED lights can be turned on and off without affecting its lifetime or light emissions – unlike traditional lightbulbs.
Run On Low-Voltage Supplies
Their eco-efficiency really shines through here. Makes them easy to use in sheds and outdoor settings that are powered by solar-energy, they offer the same incredible lighting throughout.
Created by Rebecca Appleton on 15th May, 2017
Qualified online journalist, specialising in the home improvements and energy saving sectors