Here at Sitler’s, we talk a lot about the varied benefits of LED lighting in particular environments and applications. Today we are going to take a step back and talk about the top 10 benefits LED lighting offers you, your home and your business.
Unlike fluorescent and incandescent bulbs, LEDs are free of toxic chemicals such as mercury. They are also 100 percent recyclable and can help reduce your carbon footprint up to a third! You can save money and help the environment at the same time. That’s a pretty great 2-in-1 offer!
LEDs are built with durability in mind. They perform and last well in warm and cold environments and handle shock, vibrations and external impact, such as being dropped, much better than its fluorescent counterpart. That means no more fear of dropping a bulb and exposing a room to mercury!
LEDs are popular for their energy efficiency. The way they utilize power is much more efficient than incandescent and fluorescent lights. LEDs use 90 percent of their energy to create bright, beautiful light, where as other lights use between 80 and 90 percent of their energy simply creating heat. Also, LEDs provide a much brighter light using less Watts. Less Watts equals less energy needed to power the light, adding to its energy efficiency and money saving qualities.
The lives of incandescent and fluorescent bulbs are minuscule in comparison to LED bulbs. LEDs can last up 50,000 hours! Depending on the how often the lights are on, this can be as long as 20-25+ years! Imagine decades of no longer needing to change a light bulb! While LEDs are often more expensive than traditional bulbs, their long lifespan and energy efficiency means they will pay for themselves over time.
LEDs come in a variety of colors and color temperatures and can be dimmed and changed according to specific environments. This creates interesting and intricate lighting effects that are being used in outdoor sculptures and even in classrooms and hospitals to improve mood, increase learning and speed-up healing. The applications are nearly endless!
If you work in the retail industry, you need LED lights. Products such as clothing and fabric that sit under incandescent or fluorescent lights will begin to discolor over time. LEDs, however, produce very little infrared lighting and practically no UV emissions. This will keep your clothing products looking their best no matter how long they are on the shelves and racks!
LEDs love cold weather and work really well in outdoor lighting in the winter and cold food storage year round. They also perform well in warm environments. They are the most versatile lighting product!
Traditional bulbs disperse light 360 degrees. However, the light isn’t needed above the light so much as it needs to shine down and out. LED lights disperse light where light is needed and nowhere else. Say goodbye to fluorescent tubes and pesky reflectors!
LEDs do not need excess heat to power on and stay on, making them a great choice for traffic lights, warehouses and more!
LEDs can be installed and used on a low-voltage power supply, meaning they work well in outdoor settings and when connected to an external solar energy source!
If you want to learn more about the benefits of LED lighting and how LEDs can help you specifically, call us today at (319)-519-0039, or request a quote!
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