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Advantages Of LED Lights
Light-emitting diodes, or LEDs for short, have been around since the 1960s, but the past few years have seen a drastic increase in their popularity. Now, LEDs can be found in everything from traffic signals to smartphone screens, and of course, outdoor and landscape lighting. Local governments everywhere are upgrading their street lights to LEDs, businesses are retrofitting their facilities, and car manufacturers are even using LEDs in their lighting to dramatic effect.
So, what’s behind the recent explosion in the LED’s popularity? In fact, there are many benefits to cutting-edge LED lighting systems that make them the perfect choice for your outdoor lights. Simply put, modern LEDs are cheaper to operate, more versatile, longer-lasting, and easier to maintain than more traditional types of lighting. They use low-voltage systems that are safer and simpler to maintain, as well. On this page, we’ll dig a little deeper into all the advantages LEDs will bring to your outdoor lighting.
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How LED's Work
Simpler & More Robust
Traditional incandescent lights generally consist of a thin glass bulb with all the air inside removed. Electricity is fed through a small strand of metal, called a filament, which glows red-hot and produces light. These bulbs break easily, their filaments burn out, they can get too hot to touch, and they’re actually not very energy efficient.
LEDs are different. They’re far smaller than most incandescent bulbs and use plastic epoxy lenses that are much more durable than glass. They’re “solid-state”, meaning they don’t need a vacuum to operate. This enables LEDs to produce light directly from electrical current without passing it through a fragile filament. That means they last much longer than incandescent bulbs. It also means they use significantly less electricity to produce the same amount of light as a traditional light bulb—80% less electricity, to be exact. All of these features lead to many benefits for your outdoor lighting system.