The Pros and Cons of LED Fixtures

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LED Landscape Lighting Service Fort WorthAre you considering investing in LED light fixtures? If so, it’s important to take into account the pros and cons of this type of lighting. That way, you can know what you’re getting into! Here are the major pros and cons of LED fixtures.

PROS

Long-lasting – The lifespan of a high-power white LED ranges from 35,000 to 50,000 hours, compared to 750 to 2,000 hours for incandescent bulbs and 8,000 to 10,000 for CFLs. The lifespan of a LED bulb is measured by not when it burns out, but when its brightness falls 70%. Talk about a great pro!

Low temperature – Incandescent bulbs waste 90% of their energy on emitting heat, while CFLs waste 80%. LED bulbs give off light in a certain direction, making them more efficient.

Size – LEDs small size means that they can be used in spaces that are too small for conventional light bulbs.

Durable – Since LEDs do not have any glass components, they do not easily break like conventional light bulbs. This means that they are one of the most durable lighting options.

Energy Efficiency –  LEDs are also highly energy-efficient, using about six times less energy than incandescent bulbs. This means significant savings on your electric bill.

CONS

Cost –  One drawback of LEDs is the high initial cost per bulb, though over time LEDs pay for themselves through energy savings and an incredibly long lifespan.

Shadow Lighting – Bulbs from various manufacturers may appear noticeably different in terms of white light hue, so choose a well-known brand. Most white LED bulbs emit a blue-tinted light rather than the warmer glow associated with incandescent bulbs. Some people prefer “daylight” or “natural light” LED options. Some LED fixtures tend to create sharp shadows that may not be desirable in certain places in the home.

Do you have further questions about the pros and cons of LED fixtures? Contact NTX Connections today!

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