Here is why LED lights are great
LED lighting is very popular these days. The most famous LED lights that we know are: Light bars, LED strips, LED Bulbs and Hexagon lights. Colorful lights bring a lot of atmosphere to your room. But did you know that LED lights have a lot more benefits than you might think? Read on to find out what the most well-known benefits are.
The hype around LED lighting
LED lighting is becoming more and more popular, and most of the people starting to choose a way to replace their standard halogen light bulb with LED. But why would you do that? Hold on tight, because today we are going to reveal the benefits?
1. LED lighting is energy efficient
Did you know that LED lights consume 80%-90% less energy than halogen lights. Although LED can be more expensive to purchase, the effects of use in the long term will ensure you get your money back as you will notice that you are saving on your energy bill. You can see it as a wise home environment investment.
2. LED lights do not emit heat
Incandescent and halogen lamps get very hot. It is even possible that incandescent light bulbs start a fire. Therefore, you have to be very careful when you have to replace them. Sometimes these types of lamps get very hot that they can blow and break glass, they can cause black spots if the light is too close to the surface. With LED lamps you really don't have to look out for anything. LED lights do none of these things, as they give off only a small amount of heat or no heat at all.
3. LED lights have a much longer life span
LED lights has a much longer lifespan than the average lamp. The lifespan of most LED lighting is usually between 15,000 hours and 50,000 hours, or at least 2 to 10+ years! For example, if an LED lamp burns continuously for 8 hours a day and has a lifespan of 30,000 hours, this lamp will last at least 7 years. 15+ years! Compared to an incandescent lamp, it lasts about 1000 hours (1 month), halogen light about 2000 hours (2 months) and other energy-saving lamps about 5000 hours (6 months). That's why LEDs are by far the more sustainable light out there! measuring is knowing.
4. LED lights come in different colours and temperature
In the past LEDs only came in bright cool white colour, however with time this has changed and you can get LED lighting in many different colours and temperatures. With traditional incandescent and halogen bulbs the colour temperature in kelvin is more or less fixed. LED now comes in a varity of forms, such as both warm white and cool white colours as well as different temperatures!
5. No warming up for LED lights
you may have noticed with other lamps that you had to wait a while before the full light came on. This is because these types of lights need to warm up to turn on. This is not the case with LEDs. LED lights turn on immediately and work at maximum strength immediately. That's great right?
6. LED lights are Eco friendly
LED lights are more environmentally friendly than all other types of light. They have a longer lifespan and are much more energy efficient, making them environmentally friendly throughout. In addition, LED lamps do not contain the toxic mercury that is in other lamps. LED bulbs are much more environmentally friendly!
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8. How much light (lumen) do I need for my room?
To calculate how many lumens you need in a room, first multiply the length and width of the room to get the square footage. So a 10 x 10 foot room has a total area of 100 square feet.
Once you've done that, calculate how many lumens you need per square foot. This depends on the individual room and what it is used for.
A helpful rule is that a sitting room, game room or bedroom generally needs about 10-20 lumens per square foot, while a bathroom or kitchen needs a stronger level of lighting, about 70-80 lumens per square foot.
To calculate the lumens needed, simply multiply the square footage of the room by this figure. So in this case, a 100 foot square sitting room with its 10-20 foot candles will need about 1,000-2,000 lumens in total.
7. Can you buy LED lights on Geargamers?
Yes! luckily we offer a huge variety of collections, including LED lights. Below you can find some popular lamps. You can of course also view the entire collection. You can find the collection here.