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Guide to Buying LED Lighting

LED lighting, you know what it is and that it’s the way of the future (if not the present) when it comes to illuminating everything from our homes to public spaces to indicator lights on our electronics. But with the technology advancing more and more each year, LED lighting has allowed for more flexibility in design, greater efficiency in use and a host of other benefits that affect our daily living.

At a glance, here’s what you should know:

  • Efficiency: Compared to conventional incandescent lamps, LED lighting lasts longer, are more durable, and more than five times more efficient.

  • Brightness: LED lighting is measured in lumens, not watts.

  • Cost: LED lighting fixtures have a higher upfront cost, but will have a greater lifespan in the long run.

  • Design: The compact size of LEDs make them an ultra-flexible design element, which has allowed designers and manufactures to create shapes, silhouettes and technologies that simply weren’t possible before.

  • Cool, not hot: LEDs convert electricity to light and do not cause heat build-up.

  • Mercury free: No mercury is used in the manufacturing of LEDs.

  • Slow failure: LEDs slowly dim over time at the end of their lifespan, rather than burning out abruptly.


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