What is LED Lighting?
First, you need to understand that LED stands for Light-emitting diode. It works by emitting light when a current flow through it. The first visible LED lights had low intensity and usually only shone red.
With modern advances however using ultraviolet and infrared wavelengths, we can now achieve a higher light output. Click HERE to see all there is on the understanding of the LED light.
Why Choose LED?
The main reason why people decide to use LED lighting is that it promotes the better use of energy, it is more energy-efficient. It is also a longer-lasting form of light energy.
When switched on, most of the energy is converted into emitting light, as opposed to the conventional lightbulb where only a small percentage gives light and the rest is wasted on heat loss.
Size is also a big factor when going the LED route of lights, they are small and compact but that doesn’t impact the light it gives off. More bang for your buck as they say. And they can be directed, so highlighting sections in a library or wall art is more effective. Conventional lighting just lights up the whole area.
Types of LED Lighting.
There are options to suit all styles of homes or businesses, or if you are just looking to change to a more cost-effective lighting system. LED bulbs tend to consume much less power than the regular incandescent bulbs and are also very simple to install.
What’s known as downlights, these compared to halogen bulbs, use less energy to create the same amount of light. Why work hard when you can work smart. This how-to article on choosing the right light for you can help steer you in the direction you need.
Believe it or not, you can even get LED floodlights for parks or arenas. The cables are covered in a fire-resistant material and are long-lasting. They are environmentally friendly which is why they have great reviews.
And the last look is at decorative lighting. Because they are small, they are good for use in small spaces and adding a little touch of magic to your princesses’ room.
4 Advantages of using LED lights.
- Efficiency. Studies have shown they are more effective with less waste of energy.
- Lifespan. Because they use that much less energy to work, they have increased longevity. Great for the wallet.
- Safe to touch. They do not give off a lot of heat so if you do need to change one, they will be cool to the touch almost immediately for a quick-change around.
- Friendly. They are made up of recycled materials so great for the planet and your carbon footprint.
Is LED lighting Safe?
Over the past few years, more concerns and questions are popping up about the use and safety of LED lights, as the usual bulbs are phased out. Sure, LED bulbs are more cost-effective and save you money long term, but is it worth it?
LED bulbs have almost zero toxicity to them, so that’s the first positive.
Up until recently the colors available in LED were essentially only blues or whites. People used to complain about lack of sleep or irregular sleeping patterns, and there were a lot of unhappy campers out there.
Thankfully with all things, products advance and we can now enjoy cozy warm hues of reds and oranges. Back to snoring then I guess.
So, in conclusion, it’s safe, and it’s easy to install so hubby can feel like a real man replacing all the bulbs in the house in no time. Win-win.
How to Choose LED Lighting for your home.
When thinking of changing over your bulbs, you need to do some market product research. Getting advice from professionals on LED Lighting can help you manage the amount of lights you might need, but they’ll advise which style or shape is best suited to that particular space in the house and the function of the room.
You don’t want visitors to walk into an LED showroom when they come around. The great thing about LED lighting is it’s so chic you end up not noticing it, just enjoying the benefits.