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What Are the Advantages of LED Lights?

05/10/2017 When it comes to choosing the right lights for the home, it’s crucial to consider all possibilities in order to make an informed decision. Picking out the lights that best suit a space is important, as are the benefits that specific lighting provides. 

After all, there are different types of lights that can be fitted into a home, but only some of them will be ideal for a certain environment, interior design or application. LED lights are amongst the most popular lighting options available and there are many reasons for this. After all, LED (light-emitting diode) lighting offers a wealth of advantages that can’t be missed, including:

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Energy Savings

LED lights are a growing presence in many homes across the UK because they are more energy-efficient than other types of lighting. Incandescent lighting might be a bit cheaper than LEDs, but it will save energy and, of course, money, in the long run. They can use up to 75% less energy than incandescent bulbs, making them the ideal choice for many homes.

Cost Savings

These lights also have a long lifespan, meaning there is no need to keep purchasing light bulbs. Their average life is 50,000 hours, so LEDs are definitely a cost-effective and long-lasting investment. LED lighting also prefers colder temperatures, so they may even last longer if the environment they’re placed in is not too warm.


Because LED lights last for such a long time, use less energy to light up a room, and are free of toxic chemicals, they are more environmentally-friendly than other types of lighting. Most conventional fluorescent lights, for example, require more energy to work and contain mercury, which is hazardous to the environment. The materials inside LEDs are also recyclable, which further helps reduce the carbon footprint of a household. One single LED light can save production and materials that equal 25 incandescent lights as well, which is, even more, proof of just how they can be the better option for so many people.

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Little to No IR or UV Emissions

Most of the power used by incandescent light bulbs is transformed into infrared and ultraviolet light, not visible light. This means that not only do they waste energy, but they can also be hazardous to people or to materials. On the other hand, LED lighting emits almost zero infrared or ultraviolet, making them highly suitable for a variety of applications where UV sensitivity is crucial, such as museums and art galleries, for example.

Instantly ‘On’

LED lights brighten up as soon as they’re switched on, meaning they are incredibly well suited for applications such as traffic lights. They’re also great choices for the home. Also, they can be powered on and off as often as it takes and both its life expectancy or light emission won’t be affected. On the other hand, traditional forms of lighting can take several seconds to achieve full power and their lifespan is usually reduced by regular on/off switching.

LED lights provide many benefits for a household, so it’s not surprising that they’re becoming increasingly more popular as their use grows. Our LED lighting is the answer to many projects and can be used in a range of locations and situations, so just contact us on 01702 614044 to learn more about how we can help – or to enquire about the rest of our stock.


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