LEDs are highly energy efficient consuming approximately 90% less power than incandescent bulbs and 50-75% less than a majority of fluorescents. Since LEDs use a fraction of the energy of fluorescent and incandescent light bulbs there is a drastic decrease in electricity costs. There is also a decrease in labor, maintenance and replacement costs due to the long lifespan of LED’s. An LED bulb can last up to, and exceed 50,000 hours compared to an average of 6,000 hours for a fluorescent bulb or 1,000 hours for an incandescent bulb.
LEDs have already eclipsed the Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL) in real world applications and are continuing to do so today. With their long service life, compact size, greater angle control, and cost savings, LED technology is producing a unique opportunity to re-think old paradigms of lighting system design and performance.
As the performance of LEDs continues its rapid expansion, with proven cost savings and increased quality of light, this eco- friendly technology is the obvious choice in the future of illumination.