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10 Reasons why LED Light Bulbs are Superior to Regular Light Bulbs

By :Shabaz Hossain 0 comments
10 Reasons why LED Light Bulbs are Superior to Regular Light Bulbs
Since the invention of the light bulb by Thomas Edison, we have seen a change in technology of light bulbs. Nowadays if you go to the market, you are presented with a number of bulb options such as; LED, Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) and Incandescent bulbs are the most popular.
But when you need a light bulb that just works, is reliable and energy efficient, how do you make the right decision? This is what we will be discussing in this article.
Now let’s get into what type of bulbs are most commonly used,



  1. Incandescent bulbs: The most traditional form of technology for light bulbs. These type of bulb produces light by heating a wire filament to a temperature that results in the generation of light.


  1. Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs): These type of light bulbs uses glass tubes which contains a fluorescent coating inside to produce light. The tubes are folded to make them compact enough to be direct replacements for incandescent bulbs.


  1. Led Bulbs: Led stands for light emitting diodes and as the name suggests, it uses diodes which contains two electrodes produce light when electricity is passed through.



Led Bulbs when compared to other forms of bulbs has shown to be more energy efficient, safe and lasts much longer than the alternatives.
Here are the reason why LEDs tend to be better than regular light bulbs:


1. Energy Efficiency
Led Bulbs are hugely energy efficient, especially compared to incandescent bulbs. LEDs are 80% more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs are they tend to convert 95% of their energy into light without generating heat. As a result, LEDs requires less electricity to operate at full capacity.


2. Light Lifespan
This is one of the most significant characteristics of LED lights is that they have a very long lifespan. An  average LED lasts 50,000 to 100,000 operating hours or more which is 2-4 times as long as most fluorescent lights and more than 40 times as long as an average incandescent bulb. So LEDs require less changing and saves money.


3. Safety
Heat emission is one of the major safety concerns for traditional light bulbs. As mentioned earlier, LEDs convert almost 95% energy into light, no forward heat is generated meanwhile incandescent bulbs converts almost 90% energy into heat and only 10% to emit light.


4. Colour Rendering Index (CRI)
Colour rendering index or CRI is a measurement of a light’s ability to show the actual colour of an objects from a light source. High CRI is usually preferred as it means that the colour is close to accurate and LEDs have high CRI which makes it desirable.


5. Dimming Capability
LEDs have dimming capability as opposed to other light bulbs. It can perform at almost any percentage of their rated power so LED light can be dimmable.


6. Environment Friendly
As mentioned earlier, LEDs tend to be more energy efficient, emit less heat and requires less changing. Led Bulbs also does not contain fluorescent or mercury which are highly toxic for our health and environment. This why LEDs are more environment friendly.


7. Design Flexibility
One of the best benefit of LED lights are that they are incredibly flexible from an aesthetic point of view. As LEDs are small, they can be made into various shapes and sizes and for every kind of setting or design.


8. No Frequent Switching issues
LEDs can turn on and off almost instantaneously unlike other bulbs and this frequent on and off does not degrade or damage the bulb at all 


09. Generate Directional Emissions
Led Bulbs are capable of generating directional lights. Conventional light bulbs produce 360o around the source and requires an accessory to direct light to a particular direction. LEDs emit light at 180o which removes the necessity of any accessory.


10. Operates at low voltage
There are instances where light bulbs are required which needs to operates at low voltages such as outdoor lighting, displays etc. LEDs are ideal in these cases as it can operate at low voltages.




But what about CFL Bulbs?

While CFL bulbs tend to be more efficient than incandescent bulbs, they are not quite as efficient as LEDs. They also have a shorter lifespan. Additionally these bulbs are not very versatile and as good looking as LED Bulbs.


If you are looking to buy High Quality LED Light Bulbs, Check out Paul Russells and its huge collections of Led Bulbs.

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