LED vs Incandescent Light Quality
Incandescent lighting has a duller glow than LED lights, meaning they can’t cover the same area width as LED bulbs. This creates shadows and reduces the uniformity of the space. Even though they perform better, LED bulbs only emit ¾ BTUs per hour compared to incandescent bulbs’ 85 BTUs per hour. Light color has a significant effect on an environment and while incandescent bulbs create a yellow hue, LED bulbs are available in two variations of white; warm and bright. Having a brighter light that more accurately imitates sunlight helps with people’s circadian rhythms. This prompts them to be more productive and comfortable in their environment.
LED vs Incandescent Lighting Durability
Depending on what application you use these lights in, your lighting might experience some wear. LED bulbs are much more durable than incandescent bulbs as they can withstand not only wear and tear, but also low temperatures, humidity, and frequent on and off cycles. These bulbs don’t require a warm up period and won’t flicker or dim until the end of their lifespan. The lifespan of LED bulbs, which can be up to 50,000 hours, is also significantly longer then incandescent bulbs, which only last up to 1,200 hours. This will prevent your team from having to frequently maintain and replace the bulbs.
Incandescent vs LED Energy Use
LED bulbs are more environmentally friendly than incandescent bulbs because of their reduced energy use. These bulbs use an average of 329 KW hours each year, compared to incandescent bulbs’ 3,285 KW hours. When incandescent lighting utilizes almost 10x as much energy, they drive up energy costs considerably.
We have seen the improvements made with LED light bulbs vs. incandescent bulbs and would love to show you how your business will benefit from their use. These products save money, reduce energy use, and are beneficial to your health. To learn more or to get started on your energy audit, contact us today!