Why use LED lighting?
There are many benefits of using LED lightbulbs. LED lighting saves you on your electrical bill and helps the US reduce its foreign dependency on energy. The US uses 22% of it’s electricity consumption on lighting. The total USA expenditure on electricity is over $300 billion: lighting amounts to over US$60 billion of that. LED lighting save up to 90% of the electricity of an incandescent light bulb, and do not have any of the mercury that florescent light bulbs and CFLs use. What this means is that if America replaced all of its lighting with LEDs we would stand to substantially reduce our energy consumption of electricity. This would allow the US alone to not open additional coal burning plants, one of the major sources of ‘black’ environmental damage.
Another benefit of LED light bulbs is there long life. LEDs can last from 2 to 10 times that of a traditional lightbulb. That means there will be fewer light bulbs in land fills. With over 5,000,000 light bulbs thrown away each DAY, that would amount to a huge savings in toxic waste and land fill.
Florescent lamps use mercury. So over 40% of the light bulbs in America place mercury in our atmosphere and land fills when not disposed of properly. Mercury causes considerable damage to the life on this planet, including humans. To see the contribution florescent lamps make to mercury poisoning see the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and Toxicological profile for mercury: Center for Disease Control.
Trends and lifestyle demands are indicating that over the coming years Solid State Lighting (LEDs) will drastically change the energy consumption patterns of the world as well. Consequently, there is a phenomenal amount of resources being devoted to improving LED technology worldwide. This is really good for you and me and helps our planet too.
Benefits of LED Lights
- Less expensive to power
- Lasts longer: extremely long life span (30,000-100,000 hours)
- Durable, insensitive to vibration
- No mercury: unlike florescent bulbs and tubes
- Dimmable and programmable, in many cases
- Super-fast turn-on, unlike compact fluorescent light bulbs
- Lightweight and compact
- Directed light is more efficient use of light
- Color, without the use of filters and lenses
LED Lighting Applications
LED lights are already used as the best light source for traffic signals, vehicular tail lights, emergency lighting and flashlights.
We are providing LED lights for almost any home or commercial use. Increasingly, they are a desirable choice for use in accent, task, landscape, portable and even area lighting. LED light bulbs let you do things you just cant do effectively with other lighting sources, especially due to LEDs low rate of power consumption. For example, imagine powering a string of lights a mile long from a single electrical socket. You can, with a commercial line of LED Christmas lights!
With LED lights you can use more light than ever before and still save money. Additionally, they are so long lasting that you can use them in complicated design installations without worrying about frequent and costly bulb replacements. LED lighting has been used to create the most innovative lighting for stage show lighting, restaurant and hotel interior lighting, building exterior lighting and bridges.
We hope this information is helpful to you and inspires you to use energy efficient LED light bulbs for all your lighting needs.
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