Why Choose LED Lighting FixturesApril 11th, 2017
Those looking into lighting solutions for a living space will likely be confronted with making a decision between LED lighting and conventional lighting. LED lighting, which stands for light emitting diodes, is essentially a long-lasting and efficient form of lighting. It is quickly becoming the preferred lighting choice in homes, offices, and other buildings, but why?
The number one reason for choosing LED lighting fixtures is to promote better energy efficiency. Numbers suggest that LED lighting has an energy efficiency of 80-90%. That means almost all of the electrical energy used by a source is being converted into light and only 10-20% is being lost to other forms of energy. Conventional light bulbs work in the opposite way, with only 20% of energy being converted to light and 80% being lost as heat. Choosing LED lighting fixtures can result in significant savings – in some cases, hundreds of dollars a year.
LED bulbs have a much longer lifespan than their traditional counterparts. That is an incredible contrast to the weeks or months some conventional bulbs can be expected to last. They are well suited for use in difficult to maintain spaces such as stairways and stairwells.
A major advantage of LED lighting comes in the form of light distribution and disbursement. Because they are so efficient at converting energy into light, they are able to better direct light to a specific location. This can be particularly useful and important when trying to accent particular parts of a room or bookshelf. Conventional lighting spreads light across an area, while LED lighting can accurately focus on a precise object or area.
Instant Lighting & Frequent Switching
LED lights brighten up immediately and when powered on, which has great advantages for high use areas. Also, LED lights can be switched off and on frequently and without affecting the LED’s lifespan 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.
LED lights are often chosen for their ability to be controlled, dimmed, and optimized. Green Illumination LED lighting fixtures can be installed with dimmer switches to allow homeowners the ability to control and select the amount of the light emitted.