One of the best selling points of LED bulbs is their exceptional life span. While the longevity of an LED is dependent on the design and brand of the bulb, it is generally accepted that an LED bulb will offer light anywhere from 15 000 to 30 000 hours. This is a generous life span in comparison to regular incandescent bulbs which only offer up to 2 000 hours of light. It also means that you will have to swap out burnt-out bulbs less often, saving you time and money.
LEDs Cause Less Light Pollution
One of the lesser-known benefits of LEDs is that they almost eliminate light pollution. The light emitted from LED bulbs is inherently directional and only focuses where it is required. There is a defined beam angle and very little of the illumination is wasted like it is with other light bulbs.
LEDs Are More Environmentally Friendly
Unlike other energy-saving options on the market, LED bulbs do not contain mercury vapour which is harmful to the environment. They’re also manufactured using recyclable materials so you can take them to your local recycler.
LEDs are Energy Efficient
A comparison between LEDs and incandescent, fluorescent, and halogen bulbs, shows a great difference in the amount of energy produced. Incandescent, fluorescent, and halogen bulbs produce 10% light and 90% heat, while LEDs produce 95% light and only 5% heat. This means that a much lower wattage is required to get the same amount of light. The result is a reduction in your energy consumption - great for both the environment and your electricity bill.
LEDs Are Better For Your Health
The quality of light produced by LED bulbs can have a positive impact on your health and overall well-being. Unlike fluorescent bulbs, they don’t flicker so won’t cause headaches and eye strain. The latest LED technology also effectively mimics natural light which promotes a healthier circadian rhythm, leading to better sleep at night and reducing anxiety.