Why it’s time to change to LED Lights
Author: Corinne Date Posted:14 May 2018
For many years it has been the great debate of incandescent vs. LED lights. Now, the debate is over. LEDs win in every measure except initial price: A string of LEDs costs about twice as much as same-sized incandescent bulbs. But because LEDs are so long-lasting, the price differential is erased after two to three years of use.
Energy efficiency LEDs use about 10 percent of the electricity that incandescent bulbs do. An incandescent bulb must heat up its filament to produce light, and about 90 percent of the energy it uses goes to producing heat. LED technology sips energy and produces very little heat, vastly reducing your cost of running lights.
Safety LEDs do not produce heat, which in turn reduces the risk of fire. Check your older incandescent lights carefully if you still intend to use them, to ensure they are not a fire hazard.
Longevity LEDs last two to three times longer than incandescent bulbs. Plus, LED bulbs typically are made of lightweight plastic and less likely to break than glass incandescent bulbs.
Brightness Incandescents have previously held the edge, but LED light strings usually feature more bulbs per string. Technology of LEDs is improving all the time and we are seeing amazing brightness now from LEDs.