All About LED!
LED light bulbs will save you money. This is a fact! They are roughly 80% more energy-efficient than other bulbs, but because they also produce far less heat than metal halides, CFLs, and incandescent light bulbs as a whole! Upgrading to LED lighting means you won't spend your summer months cooling down rooms that your light bulbs are busy heating up. While initially a cooler, bluer tone than their incandescent counterparts, LEDs are also offered in daylight and warm white color temperatures allowing you to more easily replace your existing bulbs without altering the color or atmosphere of your room. Visit our Lighting Guide to see what difference color temperature makes in your space. LED lighting also offers a superior color rendering index (CRI), so you can see the colors of your artwork, the paint on your walls, and even your makeup before a big night out more accurately.
DID YOU KNOW?
LED replacement bulbs are durable and ecologically friendly. Did you know you can recycle LED bulbs and reduce your carbon footprint by up to one third? How incredible is that?! LEDs outlast the competition, staying bright for more than a decade of continuous operation. This means less time climbing ladders trying to replace those hard to reach bulbs, and much more time focusing on the more important things in life. LED lights encompass some of the most promising technologies on the market for this industry. So, why should you make the switch?
- No mercury, making them a cleaner alternative to fluorescent and CFL lamps
- Lifetime usage that is 20 times longer than some traditional lighting products
- The lowest energy consumption of any lighting product to date
- Light quality equal or superior to traditional lighting products
LIGHT BULB MOMENTS
In 2014, the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano, and Shuji Nakamura for their work on blue light emitting diodes (LEDs). The energy crises of the 1970s incited researchers like these Nobel Prize winners to discover and produce more energy-efficient technologies in the lighting industry. LED science has exploded in popularity and has, for all intents and purposes, entirely displaced traditional lighting technologies, permanently. With an ever-growing need to conserve energy and find new, more efficient avenues to illuminate our world, the LED light bulb has paved the way for researchers to continue thinking outside the box in efforts to make our planet a better place for all.