Thinking Green

Advantages of LED Lighting

By: Danny Lipford

Unlike standard incandescent bulbs, LED lights (Light Emitting Diodes) don’t have a filament that will burn out, so they last a very long time. In fact, you could burn an average LED eighteen hours a day for almost 8 years before it would stop working! An LED bulb will even outlast most compact fluorescent bulbs.

So, why aren’t we using them more? Well, unfortunately, they’re still too expensive to manufacture for most lighting applications. There are a few companies making accent light fixtures, and the costs are coming down, so I predict you’ll have plenty of low-cost LED lights for every room in your house to choose from very soon.

For more information, check out our article on LED Lighting 101.

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Have you ever paid attention to that little red or green light on your electronics that tells you it’s on? Those are called Light Emitting Diodes or LED lights, and I think you’re going to see more and more of them in practical uses in the very near future. Unlike your standard incandescent bulb, LEDs don’t have a filament that will burn out, so they last a very long time. In fact, you could burn an average LED eighteen hours a day for almost 8 years before it would stop working! An LED bulb will even outlast most compact fluorescent bulbs. So, why aren’t we using them more? Well, unfortunately, they’re still too expensive to manufacture for most lighting applications. There are a few companies making accent light fixtures, and the costs are coming down, so I predict you’ll have plenty of low-cost LED lights for every room in your house to choose from very soon.



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