6 Benefits of LED Light Bulbs That Will Make You Want to Switch “On”

LED Light Bulb

It’s time to hit the “off” switch on your incandescent light bulbs. If you haven’t made the transition to LED light bulbs yet, now’s the time. As LED technology advances year after year, it is not only easier to upgrade, but the benefits continue to materialize faster than you can change a light bulb.

6 Benefits of Switching to LED Bulbs

Incandescent bulbs are being phased out for a reason. If you’ve been hesitant to make the switch to LED light bulbs because of higher upfront costs or preconceived notions about light quality, think again.

  1. Energy Savings – LED bulbs use considerably less wattage than traditional lights, but still generate a light output that is equivalent or better. They use around 90% less energy than incandescent bulbs. Facility managers have also found that because of the high light levels and efficacy of LEDs, they can provide the same level of lighting while reducing the number of fixtures.
  2. Sustainable Solution – LED lighting solutions can last up to 22 years or about 30,000 hours, compared to an incandescent bulb that only lasts around 1,000 hours. Less change-out means less waste in the landfills.
  3. Health and Safety – If a compact fluorescent (CFL) bulb breaks,you have to be careful to clean up properly because of the mercury that can be released. Even if cleaned up correctly, if the CFL bulb is not disposed of according to guidelines, there is a risk of the dangerous neurotoxin leaking out in landfills. LED bulbs are mercury-free.
  4. Good for Cold Weather – Proper outdoor lighting is important for the safety of workers and patrons at every business. And after this tundra-like winter, we could all use a light bulb that is reliable in cold weather. LED bulbs are tough and perform well in cold temperatures.
  5. Worker Productivity – New lighting isn’t all about energy savings and sustainability. It’s also about the opportunity to improve the quality of light for building occupants, with the added benefit of increased worker productivity. LED lamps emit a blue-white light that is brighter and of higher quality than the yellowish light given off by fluorescent and CFL lamps. Poor light quality creates eye strain and fatigue that can lead to accidents, while adequate lighting increases the alertness, mood and performance of workers.
  6. Guest Comfort – LEDs are on the rise in health care facilities, because their soft, low-glare light is comforting to guests and creates a restful environment that is essential for recovery. Lights that give off a harsh glare can be discomforting in any setting.

Choose the Right LED Light Bulb

With a wide range of bases available and state-of-the-art technology, it’s easy to transform any living space with LEDs. Are you ready to turn on LED lamps?

Sources:

Light Wave by Neil Lorenzi, Health Facilities Management, May 7, 2014
Trends: Lighting Controls Update by Anne Vazquez, Today’s Facility Manager, April 2014

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Courtney Petesch

Courtney Petesch is the Marketing Specialist for HP Products, a distributor of 50,000 facility maintenance products throughout the Midwest. Courtney has over 5 years of experience managing e-commerce product content and merchandising, overseeing social media initiatives, executing email marketing campaigns and evaluating analytics.