08 Mar 19

Are you thinking about going full LED when it comes to your home or business premises? LED lights are energy-efficient, versatile, directional, economical, long-lasting and surpass all other types of lighting. The common LED colours are green, blue, amber and red.

Here are a few more things you should know about LED lights before heading out to buy them

  • LED lights start immediately after they are switched on and require no warm-up time. This aspect makes LEDs ideal for emergency illumination. Additionally, frequent switching does not cause degradation.
  • LED lights are durable since they are made up of plastic instead of glass.
  • LED light use less energy compared to other types of lights.
  • LED lights work well in areas with cooler temperatures. Consequently, LED lights are designed in such a way that the lower the temperatures, the more efficient and brighter the light becomes.
  • The LED light is a type of lighting that uses a semiconductor to convert electricity to light. 
  • When compared to other forms of lighting, LED lights have a longer lifespan.
  • LED lights are characterized by directional light emission (that is, you can direct light rays only where they are necessary).
  • LED lights can be extremely compact in terms of size. Unlike other forms of lightings, LED lights can be very low-profile, making it possible to install them almost anywhere.
  • LED lights help food stay fresh for longer because they have the potential to kill bacteria. Because of the antibacterial effect they have, they are used inside fridges to help keep food fresh.
  • When you combine red and blue LED light, they have a healing effect. This is why the components that make up these lights can be used to treat acne, jaundice and spots on the skin. The red light reduces inflammation while the blue one fights the spots causing bacteria.
  • LED lights have a variety of useful benefits to plants-for instance helping plants to grow quicker and better.
  • You can use LED lights as a disinfectant.
  • LED lights are converted to a part of the ultraviolet spectrum that kills germs without any harmful side-effect of intense UV light.
  • LED lights do not contain mercury.
  • LED lights are not affected by rapid cycling.
  • LEDs are solid-state lights.
  • LED lights operate at very low voltages because they consume little power.
  • LEDs do not have the common environmental issues that other forms of lighting have.
  • They are used to keep bugs away.
  • If you must purchase a dimmer, make sure it supports LED lighting. Otherwise, it will flicker.
  • LED lights do not contain elements that are toxic.
  • Research shows that LED light bulbs influence your concentration levels as well as sleep. Consequently, some hospitals and schools use LED lights to help regulate patients sleep/wake cycles and aid learners’ concentration. 

Torn between light bulbs? Consult your OKC electrician here at Colburn Electric to find out more about the importance of using LED lights for your home or office. Start saving energy and money now!



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