In recent years, LED lighting has become a staple in the home and at work. LED bulbs have earned their popularity for several reasons:
- They are environmentally-friendly
- They have an extra-long shelf life
- They require less maintenance than other bulbs
- They’re extremely versatile
These qualities lead to positive outcomes such as increased productivity, improved employee health, less stress and better control over your moods. Here’s a deeper look into the 3 reasons why LED bulbs are your best choice for lighting.
A three-part study funded by the U.S. Department of Energy looked at the impact of different lighting systems on several aspects of the environment including stratospheric ozone depletion, global warming, ecosystem damage and non-hazardous waste landfills.
The results of the study show that LED bulbs have far less of an impact on the environment than any other bulb. If you’re choosing a lighting system for an office building, hospital or any other building that requires many bulbs, an LED lighting system is your most eco-friendly choice.
An LED lighting system can save 25-80% of the energy used by other types of lighting systems, and if you hoping to get an Energy Star certification or a high Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating, an LED lighting system is the way to go.
LED bulbs last longer than any other type of bulb. They can last up to 50,000 hours of continuous use, which is 50 times longer than an incandescent light bulb, up to 25 times longer than a halogen light bulb, and up to 10 times longer than a compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL).
This means that an LED bulb can last up to 11 years if used for 12 hours every day, or 17 years if used for eight hours every day. Imagine not having to replace your light bulb for 17 years!
There are so many things you can do with an LED lighting system. You can brighten or dim it as you see fit and there are millions of different colors to choose from. You can set a timer for when you wake up or when it’s time to go to sleep for colors and shades that will help you get ready for the day or help you wind down. There’s also no flicker to hurt your eyes.
Red is thought to increase circulation and stimulate the mind.