What is LED?
LED lighting is a more energy-efficient alternative to the common halogen, incandescent, and fluorescent lighting options.
LED lights burn around 90% more efficiently than incandescent bulbs as they only consume a small amount of power. This makes LED much safer to use compared to traditional bulbs. One of the most hazardous factors of lighting is the heat that they produce: the traditional bulb burns more than 90% of the energy used to power them to produce heat. This means that only 10% of the energy used to power the bulb is used to emit light – therefore making them extremely inefficient compared to LED options.
LED lighting also has a long lifespan – the average LED can last for 50,000 to 100,000 operating hours or more which is 40 times longer than the average incandescent bulb.
LED lighting doesn’t contain any toxic chemicals which makes it a much more environmentally friendly option than fluorescent lights which contain hazardous materials such as mercury. In addition, their long lifespan means that there is less waste and material to be disposed of or recycled.
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