Saving Mother Earth, One Light Bulb at a Time
Long-lasting LED Lights Save Time and Trouble
Is there a particular light bulb in your house which goes weeks without being replaced because it’s so hard to reach? That vaulted ceiling or grand staircase is an appealing architectural feature until its light bulb burns out — and then you’re faced with hauling a ladder into the house and climbing up to the light fixture, often with a light bulb and a screwdriver stuffed into your shirt pocket.
If that hard-to-reach lamp had LED lighting in it, you might only find yourself on that ladder every 20 years or so!
An LED light bulb, operating continuously, will last for over 50,000 hours (5 1/2 years). If it’s on for half the time, it will last for 10 or more years before it needs replacing! An incandescent bulb in continuous operation will last less than 2,000 hours, or about 2 months.
The chance to go for many years without replacing light bulbs is attractive to people with homes or small commercial spaces — but for people in charge of lighting large commercial areas, LED lighting represents a huge financial benefit. The cost involved in hiring someone to continuously replace bulbs in a skyscraper makes the initial investment in LED bulbs look like a pretty smart idea.
Structural Advantages of LED Lighting
While the energy-saving qualities and longer lifetimes of LED bulbs are known to many people, the facts of their structural superiority to incandescent bulbs are less well-known. LED lights work well regardless of their size and shape, and because they have solid-state components they don’t have to be handled or shipped with excessive care. LED’s can be manufactured to produce any color of light, without the need for external filters.
These work-horse light sources are perfect for uses where they will be cycling on and off frequently; unlike incandescent bulbs, LED’s will not wear out sooner as a result of rapid cycling. They also turn on quickly, without needing the warm-up time which characterizes HD lights.
Since LED’s radiate very little heat, they are safe to use in proximity to fabric and paper, where regular bulbs would create a fire hazard. And when they do finally reach the end of their very long lives, LED’s inform you by dimming gradually, so that you have plenty of warning. In some applications, this is a crucial advantage over incandescent bulbs, which fail abruptly with no warning.
About the Author:
Cassandra Allen, Marketing Director of www.lllustralightinq.com
Cassandra is a marketing professional with over 15 years of extensive experience leading corporate marketing and internal communications for multi-national companies in diverse industries.