LED bulbs have been around for some time having often been used in gadgets such as TV remote controls, digital clocks and Christmas lights. Recently, LED bulbs have been used as household light bulbs.
There are three energy-saving bulbs in the market: compact fluorescent lamps (CFL), halogens and the LEDs. LED bulbs are referred to as the future of household light bulbs.
Why Should You Use LED Light Bulbs?
The compact fluorescent lamps are the most commonly used of the three types of energy-saving bulbs. Homeowners, however, are starting to recognize the advantages of using LEDs.
- Longer life span. LEDs can give 25,000 hours of service while fluorescent lamps can give 10,000 hours. This is because LEDs do not have filaments, thus they are durable and require less maintenance.
- Mercury Content. LEDs do not have any mercury content.
- Brightness. LEDs give off light through a semi-conductor that produces light energy when passed though electric current. Other energy-saving bulbs give off light through mercury vapour, which creates UV light. This makes LEDs brighter than any of the energy-saving light bulbs.
- LEDs light up faster at start-up eliminating the waiting time between the flicker of the light switch and the glow of light.
- UV Rays. LEDs almost do not produce any UV rays or heat, therefore, not affecting the cooling efficiency of a room.
The most important reason why you should start using LED light bulbs is because they are energy-efficient. Using LEDs will make you save on your energy bill. LEDs consume 85% less energy costs than incandescent bulbs and 10% less energy than CFL bulbs.