LED Bulbs come in a variety of shapes and applications from common household sizes to special use applications
Replacing older light bulbs throughout your house with new energy efficient LED bulbs is one of the quickest ways to begin reducing your electric bills. Residential homeowners and commercial buildings can take advantage of this amazing green solution to reduce their energy consumption. LEDs have become one of the fastest growing product types available to consumers, the market for LED bulbs has grown by over 500% in the last 3 years and continues to grow faster each year. Today the bulbs are available to fit almost every fixture and application as traditional and Compact Fluorescent technologies begin to phase out in favor of the LED bulbs.
Whats the difference between LED and Compact Fluorescent Bulbs?
Compact Fluorescent Bulbs were the first major improvement in energy usage over the century old incandescent style but they still had their drawbacks. CFLs achieve major efficiency improvements over Incandescent but are still less efficient than LED. Many CFL Bulbs also contain chemicals such as mercury which is hazardous to homeowners and tough on the environment which makes disposing of these bulbs a difficult process. The light from CFLs also can be unreliable requiring the bulb to ‘warm up’ first before reaching the full light production capacity and also limits the range of lighting options available with CFL applications. LED Bulbs are available in almost any color combination you can think of from dull yellow to ultra bright ‘daylight’ white, LED light is consistent, safe, reliable, and the most efficient bulb available today.
LED Lighting also lasts many times longer than even the best CFL bulbs, making your new LED Bulbs quite possibly the last light bulbs you will ever need to buy.
what is the best type of bulb?
LED bulbs have numerous advantages over other lights available today. The cost to operate is less than 10% of Incandescent and their lifetime output is more than triple the usable hours of CFL. Plus LED bulbs contain NO MERCURY which can damage the environment and be toxic to homeowners. Its clear why homeowners are choosing to make the switch to LED Bulbs for their whole home lighting needs.
how are LEDs different?
LED light bulbs are made with a series of small electronic diodes which are connected to a circuit board that distributes electricity evenly to the whole bulb. CFL and Incandescent Bulbs rely on electric current being applied to a specially coated metal or gas and creates light from the glow produced when these materials are stimulated. LED Bulbs are able to use less electricity and last longer due to the quality of construction and relying on solid state components rather than inconsistent coated metals or gasses.
how efficient are LED lights
LEDs on average use about 5% of the energy of Incandescent lights and last more than 10 times as long as standard incandescent fixtures. LED is the most efficient lighting option available today and even with the higher cost associated with their purchase—most homeowners see payback periods of between 2 and 4 years.
Do LEDs contain mercury?
NO! LEDs do not contain the mercury commonly found in CFL bulbs, making them the most green and efficient solution for your lighting needs.