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Summarizing the Advantages of LED Lighting Versus Traditional Lighting

K. Karly |

LED lights have a much longer lifespan than traditional lighting, this is the most important advantage of LEDs when compared to traditional lighting. For example Hyperlite LEDs can last for more than 50,000 hours of operation, that is 3 to 4 times the lifespan of traditional lighting (fluorescent, metal halide, etc.) Over 30 times the lifespan of incandescent bulbs. LEDs mean lower maintenance costs, LEDs simply do not fail for much longer periods.

Safety is improved with LED lights, LEDs emit much less heat than traditional lighting solutions. While traditional lights convert more than 90% of the energy they receive into heat, LEDs only convert a 5% of that energy into heat thus preventing accidents. Also LEDs can operate effectively on low-voltage electrical systems using less power.

There are two terms to speak about energy efficiency, luminous efficacy or useful lumens, they essentially describe the amount of light emitted per unit of power (Lumens per Watt). LEDs operation improves in a 70 to 80% the energy efficiency of the lighting in a facility or building, the improvement can achieve in some cases up to 90% of higher energy efficiency depending on the type of LEDs fixtures.

Physically, LEDs are smaller than other traditional lighting fixtures. The average size of LEDs is around a cubic millimeter, this is an important advantage for device adaptability, LEDs can fit into a large number of applications.

LED lights can achieve higher CRI rates. Color rendering index or CRI is a quantitative measure of the ability of a light source to reveal the colors of various objects faithfully in comparison with an ideal or natural light source. A higher CRI rate is a desirable feature for most commercial and household applications. Traditional lighting solutions have lower CRI rates, however LED lights achieve excellent CRI rates generally between 65 and 95 values, thus showing the real colors of any environment.

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