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Top 6 Advantages of Using LED Light Bulbs

Posted by Birddog Lighting on Jul 25th 2022

Top 6 Advantages of Using LED Light Bulbs

Yet again, another light bulb has burned out. You have to go through the tedious process of removing it and finding a new one to replace it. Why not switch to a better option so you can do this less often?

LED light bulbs are the solution. If you're not already using LED light bulbs, you're behind the times. They're more popular than ever, and for good reason!

Not sure if making the switch to LED lighting is right for you? Let's talk about it. Read on to learn all about why we love LED light bulbs.

1. They’re Long-Lasting

One of the best things about LED light bulbs that puts them above standard light bulbs is that they last such a long time. 

There are plenty of varying claims regarding exactly how long LED lights can last, with many companies claiming that they can last up to twenty years (though most claim around ten). This can be true depending on how you use your bulb.

If you're using LED bulbs the same way that you use your standard light bulbs, you can expect to get a long lifespan out of them. Even if you're using LED bulbs in more intense conditions (such as outdoors or if you never turn them off), you can expect to get several years out of them (far more than with traditional light bulbs).

If the idea of having to replace your decorative lights every other year doesn't appeal to you, LED bulbs might be the answer. 

2. They’re Better for the Environment (And Your Pocket)

It's no secret that the average American's energy usage is harmful to the environment, and we should all be striving to shrink our own carbon footprints. That said, this doesn't mean that we have to sacrifice having a well-lit home. LED light bulbs are a great middle ground. 

First, let's go back to how long-lasting they are. The longer that you hold onto a single bulb, the fewer bulbs make their way into landfills. You're not contributing excess waste (and you're purchasing fewer bulbs, so it helps your bank account).

LED bulbs are more energy-efficient (which is how they last so long). LED light bulbs use 75% less energy than traditional light bulbs.

You're going to be spending less money on your power bill each month while you do a small thing for the environment. What's not to love? 

3. They Can Handle Cold Temperatures

If you live in an area that gets downright frigid during the winter, you may have experienced lights that burn out quickly. Many lights can't stand up to cold temperatures.

This is especially problematic if you have holiday lights or porch lights. 

LED lights are far better at withstanding cold temperatures, even if they reach sub-zero. You won't have to replace your lights when the weather freezes over. 

4. They Don’t Emit Heat or Uv

Have you ever gone to change a lightbulb and burned your fingers because you were careless and didn't wait long enough after it went out? Traditional light bulbs get hot! Even brushing past one can cause burns. 

LED bulbs don't have this problem. They're cool (or slightly warm, but never hot) to the touch so they're safe to move and adjust as needed. 

They also don't emit UV rays. Most of the light that they emit is within the visible spectrum, meaning that they aren't burning extra energy for heat.

This is also great for people who want to light up areas with light-sensitive artwork or finishes in their homes. LED lights shouldn't cause any fading or damage, even if they're bright.

5. There Are Plenty of Design Options

LED bulbs come in so many shapes, sizes, and colors that there's almost nothing that they can't be used for. 

There are LED bulbs small enough to fit on lighting strips and large enough to be used as traditional lightbulbs or outdoors. They're functional and multi-purpose.

Because of the wide range of color options available for LED lights, they also have plenty of "fun" and decorative purposes. Many businesses choose to use LEDs for signs and other decorations. 

LED signs can mimic the look of neon signs but for far less money. Traditional neon signs can cost hundreds of dollars while LED signs that look just as good are affordable. 

LEDs are also the lights that have color-changing abilities through apps. If you love the idea of changing your mood lighting whenever you feel the urge, LED lights are your best option. 

6. They’re Less Likely to Cause Headaches

Do you ever enter a room and immediately get a headache? It's likely because of fluorescent lighting. 

Fluorescent lights pulse quickly even though you can't see that pulse. Your brain still interprets that pulsing and as a result, you get a headache. 

Fluorescent lights also emit a buzzing noise (which can bother people who are sensitive to migraines as well as people who are neurodivergent). 

LED lights are great for work environments because they don't cause those problems. You won't have to worry about any discomfort. 

Are LED Light Bulbs Right for You? 

LED light bulbs are a great choice for the environment, your wallet, and your personal aesthetic. They're versatile and a lot of fun to decorate with. Why wouldn't you want to make the switch to lights that will save you money? 

Whether you're decorating for the holidays or just looking for an alternative for your standard home lighting, LED bulbs are the perfect solution.

Lucky for you, we have the bulbs that you need. Check out our supply and find your new favorite LED light today.