Advantages

LED
  • The LED light source produces more lumens per watt. This requires a lower wattage lamp/fixture to produce the same light output, which results in lower energy consumption.
  • Typical LED lamps/fixtures are rated at 50,000 hours. This is 5.7 years if burned 24/7. There is a greater chance of the technology going obsolete before the product needs to be replaced. The term L70 is often used in the context of general lighting with LEDs. Useful life for LEDs is defined as the point at which light output has declined to 70 percent of the initial lumens (abbreviated as L70).
  • No mercury is used to produce LEDs, which means no additional costs are associated with disposal.
  • LEDs are more “directional” light sources pointing light where it is needed. There is less light loss within the lamp source compared to an incandescent or fluorescent.
  • The LED light source is not negatively affected by lower ambient temperatures like traditional fluorescent systems. This allows them to be used in a wider variety of areas. There is no warm up time needed. It achieves full color and 100 percent light instantly upon powering the LED on.