Why Use LED Down Lights


LED’s have become the most popular light source by making various improvements such as offering a stronger, more focused light or a softer more diffused light. To further understand this new trend in LED Down Lights, check out the following information below:

1. LED Down Lights are Energy Efficient

Nothing is more appealing than going green. LED Down Lights do not just light up your home or office, but can also be good for the environment. LED generally use low voltage DC current and produce more light per Watt. In addition, LED Down lights use around 85% less energy than halogen lights and 30% less energy than CFL lights using only 15% of the energy that a standard halogen light would use and providing a maximum output of light of around 85% therefore emitting less heat than the regular halogen lights. Also they do not contain harmful materials such as mercury, cadmium, lead, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl (PBDE) and do not emit harmful UV rays and emits less CO2 than the incandescent bulbs.

2. LED Down Lights Have a Long Life Span

Because these lights are so energy efficient, they also have a short life-span. LED lights on average last between 30,000 to 50,000 hours in comparison to CFLs which last between 8,000 to 15,000 hours and incandescent bulbs which lasts only 1,000 hours. The maximum that these lights can last is up to 80,000 hours which reduces maintenance costs significantly given that such lamps can last up to 8 to 10 times longer than the standard halogen lights.

3. LED Down Lights are Safer

As LEDs lights operate at a lower voltage than halogen down lights, they are generally cool to the touch. This means they are easier to install and maintain and can be safely exposed to the elements as they can operate in various environments and can withstand temperatures ranging from -40C°to +85C°. They are safer than halogen down lights which can become extremely hot and can be a potential fire hazard if left on for a long period of time. However, you must be wary of the model and only use superior models as some models also get as hot and will therefore have a shorter lifespan thereby wasting energy and your money.

4. LED Down Lights are Cost Effective

As LED lights have a large life span of up to 80,000 hours and can last up to 10 years or more , use 85% less power than traditional Halogen globes and is also quite energy efficient, (between 80% to 90% efficient), you can save up to 70% on your electricity lighting bill. They are also reasonably priced depending on the manufacturer of the product. It also reduces maintenance cost as they last a much longer time than other lights and can lower air conditioning use as the room would be much cooler. Although installation costs may be more expensive than other lights, it is worth it in the end as you save more money in the long run.

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