Have you ever imagined how it is to pay 80% more on electricity bills just because the incandescence light bulbs use 80% of the energy to heat your house? Yes, you read it well: to heat your house. In fact, you do it month after month – 80% of the cost of the electricity bills go to…heating your household! Of course, there is no such major improvement for the overall temperature inside your cozy home, but you still pay for it, don’t you?
This is just one of the weird facts and disadvantages of incandescence lighting compared to LED lighting…wanna see some of the benefits of LED over conventional technology?
5 LED light benefits over incandescence lighting
1. Longer Lifespan
We all know conventional or incandescence light bulb’s lifespan – it’s about 1,200 hrs. Pretty impressive, right? 1,200 hrs seems so much… But it’s not! It’s only 50 days. Of course, you won’t keep any light bulb lit for 50 days, but still – if you intend using it 24/7, it will last for only 50 days…if it does!
Imagine a more realistic scenario – you came home at 7 pm and turn on the incandescence bulbs in your house – you keep them on until 11 or 12 pm, when you turn them off. It means 4-5 hrs of artificial lighting every day. Well, at 5 hrs of lighting every day, an incandescence light bulb will last only…240 days, which means 8 months. Of course, if you’re a kind of person who needs a light bulb on all night, it will last only about three months or so.
Anyway, let’s get to serious stuff now – how would it be if that particular light bulb will last…50,000 hrs? Yes, you read it right – 50,000 hrs of continuous functioning! This is impressive and it can’t even be compared with 1,200 hrs.
Yes, the LED light bulb is guaranteed for 50,000 hrs! It means almost 6 years of functioning without any problems! 6 years! Compare it to 50 days…
By the way – the latest LED technology guarantees some of the products for 100,000 hrs! You do the math now…
2. Energy Efficiency – LED Light bulbs are much more energy efficient than conventional ones!
As we told you in the beginning of this article, incandescence bulbs use 80% of the energy just to heat the room! Of course, they are not intended to do that, but the reality is that 80% of the energy used by the conventional light bulbs is consumed on any other thing than lighting, including heat.
80% – pretty huge… Imagine your electricity bills with this percentage off! Get it?
Of course, if you’re concerned only about your household energy efficiency, than this percentage means a hundred or a few hundred dollars a month – a decent sum by most of the people’s standards. But what if you’re the manager of a warehouse and you spend a few thousand dollars each month on electricity bills – 80% off means a lot more, isn’t it?
This is in fact the main reason why people choose LED fixtures instead of incandescence ones – the energy efficiency of the LED technology, which finally have a strong impact on the electricity bills. As simple as that!
3. Durable Quality – LED Lighting fixtures are made to survive in any conditions
Unlike incandescence bulbs, LED Lighting is a technology which outstands the harshest environment conditions – heat or extreme cold exposure, rain, snow, strong winds, etc. LED Light fixtures don’t need a vacuum glass chamber, nor an incandescence filament of any sort. LED means Led Emitting Diode, as we showed you. Have you ever seen a diode? It’s a sturdy tiny component which…emits light! It doesn’t need any glass or any other breakable materials to do that.
This leads us to another advantage of LED Lighting fixtures over the incandescence ones…
4. Design flexibility – LED Lighting fixtures can take a variety of shape and sizes
Incandescence lighting means bulbs, vacuum chambers, filaments, etc. In other words, conventional light fixtures are supposed to be of certain shapes and dimensions to be able to “host” the incandescence light bulbs. So, this is the reason why the design of the conventional ceiling lamps hasn’t changed a bit since the beginning.
But what if your ceiling lamp fixtures would take any shape and size, without any “silly” questions from the designers like “where should we put the light bulbs if we draw the fixture like that”?
Now, due to the dimension of the diodes (a few millimeters), only the imagination is the limit for LED lighting fixtures designers…
5. Safety – LED bulbs are much safer than incandescent ones
Because it doesn’t produce heat, you can let a LED bulb functioning for no matter how many hours or days without the fear of overheating itself or something around it, let alone “put fire” to something, God forbids! You can touch a LED Light bulb while functioning without the fear of getting burned, you can drop the LED light fixture without the fear of causing short-circuits or breaking or even damaging it. It is simply much more reliable, more durable, much more safer than any other lighting technology on the planet.
Have we persuaded you into buying LED bulbs instead of conventional ones?
If so, it means you understood perfectly the 5 advantages of LED over incandescence bulbs. For those of you interested in buying LED Lighting technology, whether individuals or representing companies, please check our LED products page. You might find something you really like.
Apart from that, please call us for any details we might provide you regarding LED Lighting Technology or with answers you didn’t find in our article.
Till next time!