Today’s traditional (incandescent) light bulbs operate at 20% energy efficiency only, and 80% of the electricity is lost as heat.
Whereas LED light bulbs because of their negligible heat generation are more Energy efficient. The Led light bulbs have an estimated energy efficiency of 80% to 90% that means 80% of the electrical energy is converted to light, while 20% is lost and converted into heat energy.
If you use traditional or conventional lighting and have an electricity bill of for example US$ 100, then US$ 80 of that money has been used to heat the room, not to light it!
Using LED illumination with 80% efficiency, the electricity costs would be around US$ 20 and you’d have saved around US$ 80.
The conventional fluorescent Bulbs or Tube lights work on a highly dangerous toxic material called Mercury.
Led lights contain no toxic materials and are 100% recyclable, and will help you to reduce your carbon footprint by up to a third. The Led light are mostly made of recyclable plastic and aluminum.
Long life time stands out as the number one benefit of LED lights. LED bulbs and diodes have an outstanding operational life time expectation of up to 100.000 hours.
LED lights can be designed in any shape to produce highly efficient illumination. Individual LEDs can be dimmed, resulting in a dynamic control of light, color and distribution. Well-designed LED illumination systems can achieve fantastic lighting effects, not only for the eye but also for the mood for example mood illumination is being used in airplanes and classrooms.
LED lights brighten up immediately and when powered on, which has great advantages for infrastructure projects such as e.g traffic and signal lights.
Also, LED lights can switched off and on frequently and without affecting the LED’s lifetime or light emission.
In contrast, traditional lighting may take several seconds to reach full brightness, and frequent on/off switching does drastically reduce operational life expectancy.
A low-voltage power supply is sufficient for LED illumination. This makes it easy to use LED lighting also in outdoor settings, by connecting an external solar-energy source and is a big advantage when it comes to using LED technology in remote or rural areas.