LED vs. Incandescent Lighting
Home and business owners have more options when it comes to lighting up their properties, two of which are light-emitting diodes and incandescent lights. While incandescent is the more traditional option of the two, it’s not without its obvious shortcomings. Learn more about the options so that you can light up your business in the best way possible.
Understanding Incandescent Lights
You’re likely most accustomed to incandescent lights, but that most certainly doesn’t mean they’re the best choice for you and your property. The truth is that only a small percentage of the energy incandescent lights draw is used to create light, most of it is extra heat that can cause your air conditioner to work harder than it has to. You may also notice how some of your materials and art pieces are mysteriously faded. This is likely due to the abundant amounts of UV radiation incandescent bulbs emit. Like others, you could be aware of LED lights but choose to stick with traditional lights because of their overall affordability. While diodes do cost more initially, you recoup that extra savings in the long haul.
Structural integrity is something else to consider with incandescent lights. Simply put, the filament wire and glass envelope of incandescent lights aren’t the strongest, which can be both dangerous and an inconvenience. Keep yourself and everyone else in your home or business safe with the strength of LEDs.
One of the first and most essential things about LEDs is they are the most energy efficient option. Like incandescent lights, LEDs have a generous variety of applications, including cabinet, industrial, commercial, landscaping and auto lighting. Another advantage of LEDs is they’re much cooler than incandescent light, both visually and temperature-wise. What this means is you can see objects in their true hues rather than in the bright and often washed out colors presented by incandescent lights.
LEDs give off very little to no UV radiation, which goes a long way in protecting certain fabrics and other materials. Going back to the point touched on above regarding the price of LEDs, that added cost comes with the added benefit of LEDs lasting nearly 50 times longer than standard incandescent lighting and more than 10 times longer than halogen lights.
Make the shift to LED lights to see how much better your property feels, how much energy you save and how long your new lights last. You’re bound to love the many applications and benefits waiting to be illuminated with LEDs. Get started by calling NextGen LED at 301-804-2986.