LED technology is not new. The light-emitting diode was first invented in 1927 and appeared in electronics in the early 1960s. However, it was not until recently that cost and performance improvements made LEDs commercially viable.
LED lights are much more efficient than traditional incandescent light bulbs, and even compact fluorescents. They last longer – anywhere from 15,000 to 50,000 hours depending on the light – which means the bulb you replace today could still be illuminating your office decades from now. Even though the initial price point per bulb is higher, the monetary savings of switching to LED lights is significant. On average, the financial break even point for LED bulbs is just nine months – making switching to LEDs a great long-term decision, with a relatively fast payback time.
LED lights are also better for the environment. In addition to the energy savings they provide, they contain no mercury, unlike CFL lights, so they do not fall into the hazardous waste category (and you don’t have to worry if you break one).
Finally, building new habits to live more efficiently is notoriously difficult, but the switch to LED lights is a one-for-one swap, meaning we can continue to use light in the way we are used to at a fraction of the energy cost.
How To Choose The Right LED Bulbs For Your Workspace Or Home
As LED lighting technology is qualitatively different than incandescent sources, there are more options for lighting design and customization. This means people can really take control of their lighting options to create the perfect atmosphere tailored to each space.