Why LED Lighting? BCU Electric shares its top three reasons why LED lighting is the way to go. - BCU Electric, Inc

Why LED Lighting? BCU Electric shares its top three reasons why LED lighting is the way to go.

May 11, 2022

There is no industry untouched by the ever-reaching hand of trends, and the electrical business is no different. Because electricity hinges on advances in science, technology, and innovation, the way we light our homes, cars, street lights, stadiums, etc., is constantly changing. These days, LED, which stands for light-emitting diode, is considered the gold standard in lighting, but before those three letters took the modern world by storm, incandescent and fluorescent lighting were all the rage.

So what exactly is so great about LED lighting that it’s made previous methods nearly obsolete? To answer that question, we’ve compiled the top three reasons why LED lighting is the way to go.

1. Efficiency

Perhaps the most significant benefit to LED lights is their efficiency. In fact, LED is considered the most energy-efficient lighting on the market. On average, LED lights use about 75% less energy than other types of residential and commercial lights. 

Because of the lower energy usage, LED lighting helps to lower energy bills, saving renters, homeowners, and businesses a large chunk of change. At a time when the cost of energy is on the rise, a more cost-efficient lighting solution is excellent news.

2. Longevity

In addition to being incredibly efficient, LEDs are much longer-lasting than comparable types of light, such as incandescent, fluorescent, metal halide, or sodium vapor lights. 

Most LED lights have a lifespan of anywhere from six to twelve years – three to five times longer than Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) and more than 30 times longer than incandescent bulbs.

The increased longevity of LED lights also contributes to their cost-efficiency, adding to their appeal from both a residential and commercial perspective.

3. Versatility

Our final favorite feature of LED lights is their versatility. Because of their efficiency and longevity, LEDs are a great option for multiple uses and locations. As a result, LED lighting is used in various industrial, commercial, and residential capacities.

Industrial and Commercial Uses for LED Lights

  • Stadium lights
  • Street lights and parking garages
  • Outdoor and landscape lighting
  • Modular lighting
  • Refrigerated case lighting
  • Task lighting
  • Warehouse lighting

Residential Uses for LED Lights

Recessed downlighting in:

  • Kitchens
  • Hallways
  • Bathrooms
  • Miscellaneous office settings
  • Replacement bulbs
  • Holiday lights

Other Great LED Features

LEDs are also versatile in the sense that they offer a vast array of features that are desirable in the above uses. These features include:

  • Different colors
  • Directional features
  • Safety (little to no heat emission)

The Bottom Line

As you can see, LED lighting certainly has a lot of benefits. Most fixtures on the market are now LED-based, making it a no-brainer. If you’d like to know more about the benefits and options of LED lighting, or if you’d like to upgrade your existing lighting to LED, contact one of our project managers for a consultation or quote today!

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