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8 Reasons To Switch To LED Lighting

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As technology continues to improve, new innovative products are introduced to the masses. Although LED lighting was truly discovered in the 1960s, it wasn’t until the 1980s that they became more widely used. Today, environmentalists are urging home owners and business owners to replace their incandescent bulbs with energy-saving LED technology. With the amount of electricity they save, LED lighting fixtures have the potential to revolutionize the way America handles electricity altogether. While there are many reasons why you should change your light bulbs to LED fixtures, here are the top eight:

1. Long Lasting

Although the price of LED lights is slightly more than incandescent lighting, the bulbs can last up to 10 times longer. This makes LED lighting much more cost effective. After you replace all of the lights in your home with LED lightbulbs, you won’t have to change them for years.

2. Lasting Durability

Incandescent light bulbs contain a filament which is easy to damage when dropped. LED lights, on the other hand, are solid and can withstand bumping and jarring.

3. Stay Cool

If you have ever tried to touch an incandescent bulb after it has been lit for some time, you know that they emit a considerable amount of heat. This is partly due to the fact that they produce 85 btu’s per hour. In comparison, LED lights produce 3.4 btu’s per hour. This allows LED lights to stay cool to the touch. With LED lighting, you don’t have to worry about your child getting burned by touching a hot light bulb. Since the bulbs themselves don’t radiate additional heat, they won’t contribute to excess indoor heat during a warm summer’s day. The excess heat from incandescent bulbs has also been known to kick on the air conditioning more often. LED lights will save you money on your air conditioning bill, as well as your electricity bill.

4. More Efficient

LED lights use between 2 to 17 watts of electricity, less than a third of what it takes an incandescent bulb to operate. They have a long life and require less energy to do the job. Business owners love LED lights because they use less energy and last longer, meaning they don’t need to be changed as often.

5. Cost Effective

Many home owners and business owners alike are switching to LED lights simply for the cost savings they receive on their monthly energy bill.

6. Versatility

LED light bulbs come in many different varieties to meet any of your lighting needs, including:

• Dimming LED lights

• Battery operated LED lights

• Flame candle LED lights

• Flood reflector LED lights

• LED tube lights

7. Colorful

While the most popular color of LED lights is a soft white, there are many other colors available as well, such as:

• Green

• Red

• Blue

• Amber

8. Environmentally Friendly

Unlike compact fluorescent bulbs, LED lights don’t contain mercury. Since they outlast most other types of lighting fixtures, they can save millions of light bulbs from being thrown into the landfills.

If you are looking for a simple way to save money on your electricity bill and help the environment, try switching your light bulbs to LED bulbs. You will be pleasantly surprised at the high quality difference in energy efficiency and savings on your electric bill.

This article was provided by Eric T Worden of batteryoperatedcandles.net, a site that offer current information about LED lighting fixtures.
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