1. Environmentally Friendly
LED bulbs are environmentally friendly because they do not contain any toxic materials and are 100% recyclable. However, conventional lighting often contains material, such as mercury, which is hazardous to you and detrimental to the environment.
2. Energy Efficiency
LEDs only emit about 20% of their energy as heat and the remaining 80% is converted to light. In contrast, incandescent bulbs release 90% of their energy as heat, and CFLs release about 80% (“LED Lighting | Department of Energy”).
Also, LEDs can focus their light on a specific location, reducing the need for reflectors and diffusers that can trap light. While with other types of lighting, such as traditional can lighting, the light is reflected in the desired direction. In these instances, more than half of the light may never leave the fixture, reducing the energy efficiency.
3. Long Lifespan
LED bulbs typically have a lifespan of about 5 and a half years (25,000 to 50,000 hours), and that’s if you leave it on 24/hours a day! Or almost 18 years if only operated 8 hours per day. In contrast, you will need to change a typical incandescent bulb after about 1,000 hours (about 1.5 months). And a comparable compact fluorescent would last you 8,000 to 10,000 hours (about 1 year!). Also, unlike traditional lighting, LEDs don’t burn out or fail, but instead gradually dim over time.
4. Dimmable, Tunable White (CCT) and RGB Color Changing
LEDs can change color so you can dim them down to less than 5% percent of light output. In addition to this, you can dim LEDs in a smooth, continuous fashion, rather than a tiered mode.
With Tunable White (CCT or Adjustable White) options you can switch between hues of white light, from warm, campfire type of light to a cool blue hue of light that you might see on a snowy winter day
And RGB color changing lights have grown popular, especially with younger ones. With millions of color options and flashing patterns you can express your individuality faster than you can change your outfit.