Sunday, April 27, 2014

233- The Benefits of LEDs

The Benefits of LEDs

The Benefits of LEDs

There are few mundane bits of basic household maintenance more frustrating than changing a light bulb. Traditional incandescent bulbs have a relatively short life, and in addition to the inconvenience of climbing up stepladders to get to fiddly light fittings, they're heavy on energy costs, and not terribly eco-friendly. 


The smart option is to fit LED bulbs into your home instead - when you're considering something where the average life span in four to six years rather than the one to six months of traditional light bulbs, there's an obvious advantage in terms of convenience before you even look at the other plus points.

LED Bulbs Are Also:

A Much Greener Choice. Since LED bulbs don't heat up when switched on, the energy consumption is much lower.

Cooler. In every sense of the word; not only do you have a considerable choice along the color spectrum, enabling you to choose lighting effects to suit your decorating tastes, LED lighting doesn't heat up when in use, so there's no chance of scorched delicate light shades or burned fingers when changing bulbs.

Smaller. Enabling you to achieve lighting effects in your home that simply aren't possible with conventional bulbs because of their size. They are ideal for illuminating kitchen spaces, particularly underneath cupboards, and for producing unusual and individual lighting effects in family living areas.

Versatile. Equally suitable for indoor and outdoor use, the low energy output combined with superior brightness makes them the perfect choice for illuminating your outdoor family patio spaces.

Highly Responsive. Whilst other "eco-friendly" lighting can take up to 60 seconds to reach full brightness, LED lights are immediately at optimum brightness.

Low Voltage. Making them ideal for more remote areas off the grid.

So what exactly is LED lighting? Light emitting diodes may seem like a relative newcomer to the domestic lighting market, but they've been in reasonably common commercial use since the early 1960s. You're no doubt familiar with the classic red-light emitting variety from early computer games in the 1980s, but the advent of yellow made LED a potential option for the home market. 

LEDs now come in a variety of colors - you may have noticed a considerable increase in bright blue Christmas lights and car lighting trims - and are cheap to produce; low in cost and high in output makes them poised to effect a home lighting coup over incandescent and fluorescent lighting in years to come.

Also, as LED lights don't flicker, and can also be dimmed, there is hope that they may have some benefits for health too, particularly for migraine and epilepsy sufferers. Although the jury may still be out for whether they are better lighting choices for those prone to attacks or not, one major health benefit to note is that LEDs do not emit UV light, so are safe for use in light therapies. In addition, they don't attract bugs like incandescent bulbs, so in a roundabout way, they'll make your home a more hygienic place.

Even though the bulbs are more expensive, the energy savings combined with the longer life make them your smartest choice for cutting your bills and lighting your home and garden the way you want to.



Article Source: EzineArticles.com

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