Back to
share on facebook
share on twitter
Elemental LED leducation rss feed

What are the benefits/pros/cons of LED lighting?

The benefits of using LED lighting are many, and the drawbacks few but worth being aware of. The biggest benefits of LED lights over any other lighting source are that they consume a fraction of the electricity even when manufacturing and shipping are considered, last up to five times as long depending on the object of comparison, produce little heat, and contain no hazardous chemicals to be released if they are broken. This means that whether you want to replace your ceiling lights, install task or accent lighting, or set up some color-changing lights and an LED RGB controller for a party, powering your lighting will be less expensive, less polluting, and safer. Saving money, eco-friendliness, and safety are big benefits.

The biggest cons of LEDs are that they have a higher purchase price per unit, often require special adapters and converters to power them, and can experience a degradation of light quality and output volume after the first 30,000 to 40,000 hours of use if heat and electrical input are not controlled properly. Fortunately, their energy efficiency means that LEDs will pay for the extra purchase cost in a short time span. The right adapters and power cables ensure the right level of electricity is delivered.

One Response

  1. susan brady says:

    can LED lights be used in high hat fixtures?

Explore LED industry news, project tips, and LED education and inspiration on the Elemental LED blog

Find Elemental LED on Facebook!Find Elemental LED on Twitter!Find Elemental LED on LinkedIn!Find Elemental LED on Flickr!Find Elemental LED on Youtube!
Sign up to receive our newsletter and get a 10% off coupon.
Customer Service: 1.877.564.5051  |  |  Live Chat
Products  |  Our Company  |  Policies  |  Shipping Info  |  Contact Us  |  Careers  |  Press  |  Sitemap
Copyright ©2014 Elemental LED. All Rights Reserved.