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How LED Lights Proved to be Energy Efficient

Posted by SEPCO | 10/8/13 9:30 AM

LED-LampWhen it comes to decorating a new house, most of us think about adorning it with colorful bulbs and lights. In the process of beautifying our home, we generally forget about our environment and cost of electricity. Despite of the repeated TV commercials underlining the benefits of LED lights, most of us still opt for traditional decorative bulbs.

If you judge incandescent bulbs with LEDs on the basis of price, then traditional bulbs become a clear choice. But if you think of future savings and profits, nothing but LEDs are a right choice to make. Let us see why.

Why are LED Lights Better?

LED lights are rapidly transforming lighting technology. LED bulbs are more durable, reduce environmental damage, slash costs and offer exceptional quality lighting as compared to traditional or incandescent bulbs. So it is best to replace those superannuated 60-watt incandescent bulbs in your house with the energy efficient alternative of LEDs.

Due to advancement in technology, LED bulbs began illuminating larger areas, which was previously restricted to laboratory and smaller electronic devices. There are various uses of LED lights which are beneficial for individuals, business owners and the environment. Listed below are a few advantages.

Energy Efficiency of LED Lights

LED lights virtually produce no heat (limited to 80%) in the illuminating process, therefore they are relatively cool. Approximately 20% electric energy gets transformed to light energy in these bulbs.

While in traditional bulbs, about 80% electric energy is lost as heat energy resulting on only 20% efficiency, that is, conversion to light energy. This is exactly the reason why traditional bulbs blow out soon and LEDs have a better longevity.

  • LED lights encourage lower energy usage and guarantee higher safety due to production of less heat.
  • LED lights can reduce your electricity bills and carbon emissions.
  • LED lighting solutions are quite affordable due to lower maintenance cost and longer lifespan. 
  • LED bulbs are both energy efficient and environmental friendly.

It is due to its lower energy consumption, LEDs are becoming more popular in remote areas. Despite these advantages, many people still buy traditional bulbs. The major reason why people are still choosing incandescent bulbs over LEDs is the price. Although LEDs are an expensive investment, the cost is quickly reimbursed over time in lower electricity bills. It is worth your investment for long term benefits.

Other Benefits

Energy efficiency and cost savings are not the only benefits of LED lights, there are many others.

  • LEDs also have a longer lifespan of about 60,000 hours as compared to incandescent bulbs that last only up to 1,500 hours.
  • Environment-friendly and multiple usage are some of the other notable merits of LED lights.

If every household across the globe  replaces just one traditional bulb with an energy efficient LEDs, the world would save twice on their annual electricity cost and energy. Replacing your incandescent bulbs with LED lights may make a lot of monetary gains in the long run.

Author Bio: Derek Langley is a guest blogger interested in writing energy saving related article. He mostly prefers to write LED and other energy saving electronic products.

Topics: Guest Post, LED Lighting

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