While other options of lightbulbs are dysfunctional and problematic for electrical engineers and you, one option should always be considered. The LED light bulbs can often eliminate common problems that you would be experiencing with other lighting options. Here is a list of benefits that the LED light bulbs can solve –
LED IS THE LONG LIFESPAN OPTION
The average lifespan for other light bulbs (especially incandescent) is around 1,000 hours. LEDs are equipped with the technology of providing longer-lasting life. The average lifespan of a LED is 50,000 to 100,000 hours of running time.
LED IS THE ENERGY EFFICIENT OPTION
Even with a longer lifespan, LED is more energy efficient than other light bulbs. It’s proven that the LED bulb can use 75% less power than an incandescent light bulb and save you up to 90% in savings.
LED IS THE SAFEST OPTION
Though it’s not expected, LED is one of the highest ranked lighting solutions in safety. LED light bulbs emit less heat because they consume less power. Rather than incandescent lights that transfer 90% of its power to heat and 10% into actual used power.
In fact, the LED light bulb only emits for up to 180 degrees. This may sound like much until it’s compared to other types of light bulbs that emit up to 360 degrees before emitting any type of light. Other lighting systems will heat up the area and source of which the light is coming from while LEDs will be transferring less heat for more light.
LED IS THE BRIGHTEST OPTION
Have you ever had a lamp in the room that only spotlights an area on the ceiling? LEDs can solve this problem by illuminating the whole room instead of just one area. Since LEDs emit directional submissions
LED IS THE BEST COLOR RENDERING INDEX (CRI) OPTION
When compared to other light bulbs (halogen, incandescent, compact fluorescent light bulbs, etc.) LED is the most compatible with CRI. This means when compared to natural lighting, LED matches the closest to it’s true color.
LEDS IS THE BEST INVESTMENT OPTION
When you stroll through the aisles of a home improvement or other types of stores, you may realize that LEDS cost more than other lighting options. This looks like an inconvenience, why pay more for a light bulb?
The answer here is that LEDS actually save you money in the long-run. How? If you run an incandescent light bulb for 5 hours a day for two years, your overall cost is going to come out to around $32 (depending on your power energy service). If you ran a LED light 5 hours a day for two years, your overall cost will come out to around $12. These amounts add up. If you have 5 incandescent light bulbs in your household, running 5 hours a day for two years, your expected amount would be $160. If you have 5 LED light bulbs in your household, running 5 hours a day for two years, your expected amount would be $60. This saves you a total of $100 for every 2 years.
With all these qualities it’s clear to see that LED lighting is overall one of the more outstanding options when it comes to light bulbs. If you pay slightly more, you’ll be investing in a money-saving, energy efficient, CRI compatible, safe, long lifespan option for you and your home.
Michael Tobias is the founder and principal of Nearby Engineers and New York Engineers, which is an Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Company in America. He leads a team of more than 30 mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineers from the company headquarters in New York City, and has led numerous projects in New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, and California, as well as Singapore and Malaysia. He specializes in sustainable building technology and is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council.