The era of incandescent is almost over now thanks to LED lights . It’s time to move on to the next level of lighting. However, some people don’t embrace switching to these next generation lights. The reason for that is, after using incandescent for so long period of time, people have attached to them emotionally. Another reason for that is that an incandescent is cheap, dims predictably, and emits a warm and familiar radiance. Don’t worry, in this article, we will give you enough reasons that will make it easy for you to switch to LED.
LED Lights offer the most viable and exciting alternative to incandescent. They’re highly efficient in terms of energy saving. When comparing LED to the incandescent and halogen lights, the average efficacy of an LED bulb is 78 lumens-per-watt. While for an incandescent, it is around 13 lumens per watt and for a halogen equivalent, it is approximately 18 lumens per watt.
LED also have their limitations. The up-front cost for buying an LED bulb is high. But once you get to know the advantages and the incomparable usefulness that they put forward, you’ll be keen to switch to LED lights. Here are some key points that will help you navigate the alluring options of lighting.
Aren’t LED expensive? This is the question that most of the people ask when they are talking about lighting. The days of expensive lights are over. As the demand of these lights has increased and manufacturing processes have also augmented, the costs have plunged. LED bulb consumes very low energy compared to incandescent, about one-sixth the energy of incandescent and last 25 times longer. Replacing an incandescent with an LED equivalent can save you a huge amount in energy costs.
Nowadays all light-bulb packaging carries lighting fact label which lets you compare similar items. Information about just watts are old ways, now know the bulb’s brightness which is given in lumens, life expectancy, light appearance also.
A candle burns at the color temperature of 1500 K. A CFL light is too harsh because its color temperature is 4500 K. But LEDs usually have a color temperature of 2700 K. Hence these lights do not increase your room’s temperature as much as CFLs do.
These lights can be dimmed according to your comfort. Use newer switches to work with these lights. Make sure of buying a bulb that works with your switches.
Type of Lighting
LED Lightings can be used for many areas be it indoor, outdoor, architectural or commercial. These lights can be categorized in bulbs, Ceiling panels, COB lights, conceal down lights, Foot Light, Strip Lights, Panel Lights, Surface Lights, Track lights and Tube lights.
LEDs emit light uniformly in a specific direction as it is designed for, unlike incandescent and CFLs, which emit non-uniform light in all directions and produce heat. This is the main reason that LEDs are able to use light and energy more efficiently. You can also say that innovative engineering is required to produce these lights which shine all around like a luminescent. So, don’t wait for the right time to switch to LED. There’s never a “right time” to wait for, switch to LED now.