There are a few reasons why LED lighting has become one of the most popular choices in the lighting world. LED lights are a revolutionary, efficient lighting solution. Here are a few reasons why you should choose LED lighting over other alternatives.
More energy efficient
One of the most frequently mentioned benefit of LED bulbs is their superior energy efficiency. LED bulbs produce more lumens, or visible light, per watt, meaning a lower wattage LED bulb will produce the same amount of light as a higher wattage incandescent or CFL bulb. On average, LED bulbs produce 600% more light per watt than incandescent bulbs and 50% more light than CFL bulbs. Because they require a lower wattage to produce the same amount of light as other bulbs, LEDs require less energy.
Because LED light bulbs use less power, LED bulbs have lifespans that are typically rated as high as 50,000 to 100,000 hours. That means, if used for 10 hours a day, an LED bulb can last between 13 and 26 years! Comparatively, CFL bulbs average a lifespan of 8,000 hours and incandescent bulbs average 1,200 hours.
Better return on your investment
Because they’re more energy efficient and last longer, LED bulbs offer a better return on your investment. Though LED bulbs can be more expensive in terms of initial costs, other varieties of lighting will need to be replaced more frequently and require higher energy use, leading to higher long term costs.
More environmentally friendly
LED lighting is already more environmentally friendly than other lighting options because of its longer lifespan and reduced energy requirements. But there are other aspects of LED lighting that make it even more environmentally friendly. LED bulbs are free of toxic materials and are 100% recyclable. Though CFLs are often touted as an environmentally friendly choice, they contain mercury, which is toxic to the environment. LED lights also release less CO2.
For these reasons and more, LED lighting has become a popular choice. Make the switch to LED lighting today!
Learn more on City Lighting Products' social channels!