Significant Energy Savings
LED often uses half the power to produce the same—or better—light output. The high lumen models actually produce enough light that you can reduce the number of fixtures you need. If you replace twenty 400W metal halide lamps that cost you $3500 per year to operate with fifteen 200W LED lamps that are just as bright (if not brighter), that light bill drops to $1300—a $2200 savings.
Long Life Expectancy
Average lifespan for an LED lamp is often around 50,000 hours. That’s nearly six years of 24/7 operation. Compare this to 1,000 hrs. for incandescent, 3,000 hrs. for halogen and 8,000 hrs. for most fluorescent types. In real-world terms, incandescent lights running 24/7 will need to be replaced eight times per year, halogen three times, and fluorescent once every year. The maintenance costs add up, and in many retail, industrial, and entertainment facilities, lights can be difficult to access. The longer a light can operate without failure, the better.
Generate Less Heat
All lighting sources produce heat, but heat LED light sources are the coolest-operating of the lighting technologies. That’s why going LED could mean significant savings in cooling costs. One place you’ll definitely want LED technology is your cooler display cases.
No Mercury Content
Fluorescents and other bulb types have mercury content that could be dangerous. LEDs contain no mercury or other environmentally harmful substances.
No Emission of UV Radiation
Unlike incandescent, halogens and fluorescents that emit radiation which can fade artwork, fabrics and finishes, LEDS are ideal for accent lighting without use of UV filters.
Special Indoor/Outdoor Lighting Effects
LEDs provide directional sources of light, ideal for interior/exterior down lighting or economical flood lighting in wall sconces and ceiling fixtures. Many other special decorative effects can be achieved with LEDs.
Compatibility with Existing Fixtures
With tube lighting, switching to LED is often as simple as removing the ballast in the fixtures you already have. PAR, A10, MR16, and GU10 bulbs require no modification to the fixtures at all: simply remove the old bulb and replace it with the LED.