LED Lights Online: Switching to LED Lighting
Thinking of switching to LED lighting for your home or business? With a wide selection of LED lighting solutions available at reasonable prices, including LED ceiling lights, wall lights, pendant lights, LED downlights and much more, at LED Lights Online we make it incredibly easy to make the switch to LED.
There are numerous benefits of switching to LED lighting, which is generally recognised as the most energy efficient lighting technology that you can purchase in 2018. Since 2009, the Australian government has been phasing out the use of incandescent light bulbs, which is estimated to be saving around 2.4 terawatt-hours of electricity every year (the equivalent of the total annual electricity consumption of 400,000 Australian homes), and resulting in cumulative national savings of approximately $5.5 billion.
From energy efficiency to flexibility of use, here are the top 10 benefits of switching to LED lighting:
1. Energy Efficient
The number one selling point for most buyers of LED lights is their proven energy efficiency compared to other types of lighting. LED lights are up to 7 times more efficient than typical incandescent or halogen bulbs, and last from 5-10 times longer than halogen lights. In fact, LEDS are so efficient at producing light that they can cost as little as $5 a year to run per lightbulb.
2. Longer Lifespan
LED lights also last much longer compared to other types of lighting, with an average lifespan of up to 50,000 hours. This is 5 times longer than a typical CFL (compact fluorescent light), up to 10 times longer than a standard halogen lamp, and over 40 times longer than a incandescent bulb. This means that you won’t have to switch out bulbs nearly as often and cuts down dramatically on maintenance costs.
3. Environmentally Friendly
When you make the switch to LED lighting, you are investing in the most environmentally friendly lights on the market. There is no mercury and other hazardous materials in LED lights, making them safer and healthier to use for both your family and the environment. LEDS also require fewer watts of electricity to produce the same level of brightness as incandescent and CFL bulbs, reducing carbon dioxide and other emissions.
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4. Cost Effective
Although LED lights tend to be more expensive than CFL or incandescent bulbs, this price has been steadily coming down over the past few years. LED lighting is also more cost effective over time than other types of lighting for several reasons, including its longer lifespan, energy efficiency rating and the reduction in energy usage, which will help cut down on the electricity bills for your home or business.
5. Immediate Output
Some types of lighting take a while to ‘warm up,’ or reach their maximum output. This can be incredibly frustrating. In contrast, LED lights switch on and off instantly and warm up immediately, unlike standard fluorescent lights which can fade and flicker. Frequent switching on and off can also cause degradation in some lights. This is never an issue with LED lighting, which are unaffected by rapid cycling.
LED lights have also been proven to increase concentration and productivity in the workplace. A scientific study in 2003 found that workers who were exposed to bright light during the day rather than dim light, found a decrease in sleepiness and an increase in performance as a result. Crisp, white-toned light was found to be more energizing, while warmer, yellow-toned light creates a more relaxed atmosphere, and cooler, blue-toned light is ideal for concentration and completing technical tasks.
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7. Flexible Design
As LED technology continues to develop, the uses for LED lighting is growing exponentially. Their compact size means that LEDs can be used in a traditional bulb, as singular devices, as strips and in tube shapes, while their dimming ability allows for the creation of dynamic light displays and mood lighting, such as on Icelandair’s Hekla Aurora plane. This flexible design has resulted in LED lighting being used in industries as varied as design, transport, fashion and art.
The durability of LED lights makes them suitable for use in both indoor and outdoor areas. LEDs are sturdier and less prone to breakage than most conventional light bulbs. Because LEDs are solid state lights (SSL), they do not require filaments or glass components, making them a safer option for residential and commercial use. LED lights are also resistant to vibrations, shocks and other external impacts, ideal for use in outdoor lighting systems which are exposed to the elements.
9. Low UV Emissions
LED lights also emit very little heat or UV emissions, converting the majority of their energy into light, as opposed to heat generation. While 80-90% of energy in incandescent and CFL lighting is released as heat, 95% of the energy in LEDs is released as light. This means that switching to LED lighting will help prevent energy loss, help you save on air conditioning bills as they do not contribute to heat build-up in the home, and can be safely used to illuminate UV sensitive items, such as art or museum collections.
10. Operates Effectively at Extreme Temperatures
Finally, LED lighting operates very effectively at extreme hot and cold temperatures. While low temperatures can affect the performance of fluorescent lights, LED lights use very low voltage, making them suitable for outdoor applications and commercial settings such as freezer rooms as well as in the home.
In summary, switching to LED lighting offers a range of benefits for your home or business. LED lights are more energy-efficient, eco-friendly and longer lasting than the majority of lighting solutions available today, and are being adapted for an increasingly larger range of residential, commercial and industrial applications.
If you are ready to make the switch to LED lighting, you can trust the experts at LED Lights Online to supply quality LED lights at reasonable prices. We offer free shipping across Australia and a secure online shopping experience. For more information about any of our LED products, please contact us on our website or call us on 1300 886 003.