Long life time stands out as the number one benefit of LED lights. LED bulbs and diodes have an outstanding operational life time expectation of up to 100,000 hours. This is 11 years of continuous operation, or 22 years of 50% operation. If you leave on the LED fixture for 8 hours per day it would take around 20 years before you’d have to replace the LED bulb.
You can go back to the Comparison Chart from the previous blog and see how Energy Efficient LED bulbs can be (CLICK HERE for previous blog post). It is todays most efficient way of illumination and lighting, with an estimated energy efficiency of 80%-90% when compared to traditional lighting and conventional light bulbs. This means that about 80% of the electrical energy is converted to light, while a ca. 20% is lost and converted into other forms of energy such as heat. With traditional incandescent light bulbs who operate at 20% energy efficiency only, a 80% of the electricity is lost as heat.
LED lights are free of toxic chemicals. Most conventional fluorescent lighting bulbs contain a multitude of materials; like mercury, that is dangerous for the environment. LED lights contain no toxic materials and are 100% recyclable, this will help you to reduce your carbon footprint by up to a third. The long operational life time span mentioned above means also that one LED light bulb can save material and production of 25 incandescent light bulbs. A huge step towards a greener future!
LEDs are extremely durable and built with sturdy components that are highly rugged and can withstand even the roughest conditions. Because LED lights are resistant to shock, vibrations and external impacts, they make great outdoor lighting systems for rough conditions, exposure and construction or manufacturing sites.
Instant Lighting & Frequent Switching
LED lights brighten up immediately and when powered on, which has great advantages for infrastructure projects such as traffic and signal lights. LED lights can switched off and on frequently and without affecting the LED’s lifetime or light emission. In contrast, traditional lighting may take several seconds to reach full brightness, and frequent on/off switching does drastically reduce operational life expectancy.