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LED lights are the latest rave in lighting technology. They’re efficient, versatile and last longer than conventional lighting. LED lighting is different from fluorescent and incandescent lighting in many ways. While LED lights emit light in one direction, incandescent and fluorescent light emit light and heat in all directions. At HomeOps Electric, we prioritize energy efficiency and want to be as environmentally conscious as we can. Keep reading to learn all about the different aspects and benefits of LED lighting installation versus traditional lighting technologies.
What is LED Light?
LED stands for light emitting diode. In LED products, light is produced by electrical currents passing through a microchip which illuminates tiny light sources we call LEDs. LED lights are free of harsh chemicals and do not emit UV rays. They do not contain mercury or attract insects. They are also 100% recyclable and can significantly reduce our carbon footprint. Light emitting diodes can now be used for a number of lighting applications and are available across the spectrum of visible, infrared and ultraviolet light. LED lights can be found in traffic lights, hallway exit signs, table lamps, computer screens, cell phone flashes and much more. LED light technology is only getting better as improvements are continually being made to the technology.
How Is LED Lighting Technology Different?
LED lighting technology is different in many ways from fluorescent (CFL) and incandescent lighting. When designed well, LED lighting is more efficient, versatile and can last longer. Conventional light bulbs can last anywhere from 750 to 4,000 hours compared to the whopping 50,000 hours of LED life. In fact, LED lights can last up to decades if used conservatively. Conventional lighting distributes light and heat and has a risk of becoming overheated. Since LEDs do not emit heat and have minimal risk of fire, they can be left on for a much longer period of time without worry of overheating or burning out.
How Does LED Technology Help the Environment?
LED technology use and production are environmentally more conservative than conventional lighting. LED light production has continued to rise in energy efficiency while costs for manufacturing, material, design, and distribution continue to drop. One LED light can do the work of about 25 traditional light bulbs. A LED bulb can typically last up to 50,000 hours which is about 6 years of continual use. Since they do not emit heat like conventional light bulbs, LED lights have very little risk of causing fire. They are also 100% recyclable and can significantly reduce our carbon footprint.
How Can I Get LED Lights Installed?
At HomeOps Electric, we stay committed to environmental concerns and want to maintain as much energy efficiency as possible. That’s why we are invested in the latest tools and technology that our customers can benefit from. If you’re interested in installing LED light technology to your home or business, get in touch with our talented electrician team at HomeOps Electric. We’ll get you on your way to better, more energy efficient lighting technology right away.