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The Benefits of Switching to LED Lighting

LED lighting technology has emerged as a game-changing innovation that appears to have redesigned the light bulb. Offering huge advantages in light output, energy consumption and customisation, LED offers Sydney homeowners lots of benefits over traditional lighting. Read on as the Leading Electrical team shares their views on why LED lighting is a bright idea for anyone who wants to enhance ambience and functionality while saving money on energy bills. 

What Are LED Lights?

LED is an acronym for light-emitting diode. LEDs are semiconductors, which means they emit light when an electric current passes through them. Unlike traditional bulbs, LEDs do not rely on electricity to heat a filament to produce light. The process of generating light from an LED is called electroluminescence, which involves the movement of electrons within the semiconductor material.

Energy Efficiency of LEDs

Perhaps the biggest advantage of LEDs is their energy efficiency. Here are the key numbers:

  • LEDs consume up to 80% less energy than traditional light globes.
  • LEDs last up to 25 times longer than traditional light globes.
  • LEDs produce light almost 90% more efficiently than traditional light globes.

Considering the above, it’s easy to see how LEDs have revolutionised the lighting industry and become the popular choice for households looking to save money on their electricity bills without compromising on style. 

Advantages of LED Lighting

Choosing LEDs for the lighting in your home or office has many advantages. The most common benefit is of course energy efficiency. LEDs also last significantly longer than traditional globes and offer many customisation options to ensure homeowners can get the exact type of light they need. Below, we take a look at the key advantages. 

Lifespan of LEDs

Modern LED lights have a significantly longer lifespan than other types of lighting. While comparisons and testing criteria vary, an inexpensively priced LED light globe can have an expected lifetime of up to 15,000 hours. In comparison, for comparable light output, an incandescent globe will have a life expectancy of less than 2,000 hours. 

Durability of LEDs

Combined with an excellent lifespan, LED globes and bulbs are significantly more durable than traditional incandescent light globes. Strength and durability come from the manufacturing process and the delicate nature of filaments used in traditional globes. This makes LEDs a fantastic choice for all modern homes and workplaces as they can withstand knocks, bumps and impacts during use and in storage. 

Customisation of LEDs

As technology advances so does our desire to adjust elements such as lighting to best suit our requirements. When considering a modern home, each room has a different use and function.

Kitchens and bathrooms will often benefit from whiter, brighter lighting to improve visibility when performing certain tasks. Bedrooms and entertainment rooms often benefit from less intense and softer lighting to add character and ambience. Some modern LEDs even offer the option to adjust light output intensity, temperature and colour from the press of a button. Some even allow further customisation via smartphone applications.  

Modern dining room and kitchen fitted with energy saving LED lighting

LEDs are Environmentally Friendly

Several factors make LED lighting and bulbs the most environmentally friendly option when it comes to home lighting. Having discussed the lifespan and durability of LED globes above, it’s important to consider the manufacturing process of LED bulbs. Compared to traditional light globes, LEDs require less energy to manufacture. Compared to compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), they don’t contain toxic materials such as mercury. This has led to CFLs being phased out from early 2023. Due to their significantly longer lifespan, LEDs will need to be replaced far less frequently making them a more environmentally conscious option. 

Cost of LED Lighting

With a lengthy list of benefits, LEDs are also inexpensive to purchase. This means that replacing incandescent and CFL globes and bulbs is a cost-effective exercise for all homeowners. Combined with significant savings in electricity consumption, LEDs really are reinventing the light globe and keeping more money in the homeowner’s pockets. 

Get in touch with one of the Leading Electrical team about converting your home to use LED lighting and enjoy the benefits of energy-efficient lighting today. 

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