Ten reasons you should switch to LED Lighting right now!

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Ten reasons you should switch to LED Lighting right now!

LED or ‘Light Emitting Diode’ lighting by far the smartest lighting option available. Here’s ten compelling reasons why you should update your lighting to LED if you haven’t already;

  1. They use around 85% less energy than halogen or incandescent lights and about 5% less energy than compact fluorescent globes. In fact, a 9 watt LED can emit the same lighting as a 50 watt halogen, saving you money.
  2. They have a much longer lifespan than other types of lighting – see the table below. While a halogen downlight has a lifespan of up to 5,000 hours, LED downlight will outlast it ten-fold, at 50,000 hours.
  1. You can switch them on and off frequently without affecting their lifetime where traditional lighting’s operational life expectancy is drastically reduced by frequent on/off switching.
  2. LEDs slowly fade out over time and emit lower output levels, becoming less bright over a period of time. Other lighting using older technology will simply burn out and suddenly stop working.
  3. LEDS are free of toxic chemicals and are 100% recyclable. Where most conventional fluorescent light bulbs contain mercury or lead that are dangerous for the environment.
  4. LEDs don’t emit UV rays or infrared radiation which makes LED lighting a suitable option for objects and materials that are sensitive to heat and UV.
  5. They are much safer than other types of lighting as they operate at a much lower temperature, making them cooler to touch than halogens.
  6. They are most ideal for outdoor settings as they only need a low-voltage power supply and don’t suffer operational mishaps due to severe temperatures that other lighting options do.
  7. LEDs can deliver light more efficiently and can be dimmed to depending on your lighting needs.
  8. They are a waaaaay better option for the environment overall. SO not only will you be doing your bank account favour, you will also be contributing to a greener environment.

Swap your old halogen lighting with new energy efficient LED lighting. Call us now on 02 9477 2550 to talk to a local electrician in Hornsby and surrounding areas.