50 Reasons Why You Should Be Using LED Light Bulbs

LED Filament Light BulbThe benefits of utilising LED lights over traditional lighting solutions are well documented on the web.

Go ahead and make a Google search for “LED benefits” and you’ll likely receive a ton of content on why you should make use of them.

The trouble is, all these lists say the same sorts of things – and they’re not particularly long either.

Therefore, we've devised an exhaustive list that would blow any other resource out of the water, with a list of 50 (yes, fifty!) reasons why you should be using LED Lights over the typical halogen bulb that you may find in your household.

# 1. They require less energy to power, LEDs will save you electricity

# 2. Compared to incandescent bulbs, LED lights will save you around 80% of electrical power

# 3. In comparison with a halogen lamp, there is a 75% saving on electricity

# 4. They contain no hazardous solids, liquids or gases – which can be harmful to the environment

# 5. Used as automobile lighting, LEDs have been proven to help reduce the risk of car accidents in daylight hours by 15%

# 6. Because they produce a cold light, LEDs can be ideal for plant growth (Look! This infographic proves it!)

# 7. LED Lights are available in a number of different colours and shades that can define the style, setting and ambience you desire

# 8. There is no high-powered discharge that can have a detrimental effect on the eyes

# 9. LEDs use direct light meaning there is no light pollution

# 10. Used as a temperature gauge, LEDs can help you distinguish between hot and cold water

# 11. LEDs have no UV light, eradicating the possibility of skin damage

# 12. Used by your local council as lighting solutions, they will vastly improve the visibility on your roads 

# 13. Despite being cold to touch, LEDs offer a “warm” glow – much like their incandescent counterparts

# 14. They are easy to install – simply screw on

# 15. They are easy to uninstall (yes, that’s a separate reason!) – and won’t burn you

# 16. There is no need for excessive maintenance – once they’re installed, they won’t bother you!

# 17. LEDs have a thick epoxy which makes them incredibly durable and pretty much impossible to break

# 18. LED string lights have thicker wires – meaning they are less likely to get into a knotted mess

# 19. Using LEDs in the outdoors? They are completely rust-proof

# 20. LED Lights don’t flicker

# 21. They have the ability to be dimmed

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# 22. LEDs retain their true colours

# 23. They let you walk your dog in the dark (useful, right?)

# 24. LEDs don’t attract bugs and insects

# 25. They are silent and produce no annoying and distracting humming noises

# 26. While typically more expensive than a standard bulb, they are still very affordable and freely available

# 27. They save you money on your electricity bills

# 28. They can last up to 50,000 hours (that’s a long time)

# 29. LEDs last 2400% longer than regular halogen bulbs – which can be in advance of 40 years difference based on average use

# 30. They can help you build a light saber (and who wouldn’t want to do that?)

# 31. LEDs can be installed and utilised both inside and outside of the home with no affect on lighting quality

# 32. LEDs immediately switch-on with no warm-up time

# 33. The lights are fully operational in all types of weather conditions

# 34. They contain no harmful environmental pollutants like lead or mercury

# 35. They are recyclable. Also, here's how you can recycle your old, burnt out bulbs

# 36. LEDs don’t emit Radio Frequency interference

# 37. They could help improve your eyesight in the future (ok, perhaps a little farfetched)

# 38. LEDs can help to save lives

# 39. The low voltage power supply associated to LEDs increases electrical safety

# 40. They are lightweight

# 41. They are much brighter than your traditional lighting solution and will improve visibility

# 42. They are more flexible, versatile and adaptable than traditional lighting

# 43. Used at Christmas time, LEDs can reduce a risk of a fire compared to standard Christmas lights

# 44. LED Light therapy has been known to alleviate a range of skin conditions

# 45. LEDs do not burn out like incandescent bulbs – their brightness slowly fades, giving you plenty of time to replace them

# 46. As a homeowner, you will enjoy the convenience of not having to change a light bulb on a regular basis

# 47. You will save a projected cash outlay on purchasing a greater regularity of traditional lighting solutions

# 48. Most LEDs come with a two-year warranty – compared to a one-year warranty of standard lights

# 49. Because they are environmentally friendly, they lower your carbon footprint

# 50. Using LEDs will make you feel good! (you know, because you’re helping save the planet and all that?)