LEDs or light-emitting diodes have now become some of the staple lighting fixtures in many offices not only in Dallas but also other parts of the world.
Companies and offices are switching to LEDs in the hopes of cutting back their energy expenses and lowering their energy consumption while doing their part in protecting and preserving the environment.
However, with the rising popularity of LEDs also comes some misinformation about these lighting options. This article aims to finally shed light on some of the most common myths about LEDs.
1st Myth: LED Lights are Either Too Bright or Too Dim
Modern LED lights share at least similar or even better characteristics compared to their traditional counterparts. However, there are some people who find LED lights too bright. But, this is only because a single chip seems brighter than conventional lights.
The good news is that many manufacturers today design their products with the specific applications in mind and provide a more suitable level of brightness depending on the intended use.
2nd Myth: LED Lights are Too Expensive
LED lights have a lifespan of around 50,000 hours and they can survive 8 to 10 times longer than an average CFL’s lifespan. When used for 3 hours a day, LED bulbs can last for over 25 years on average.
This means that while LEDs may have higher upfront costs, they can help you save in the long run because they eliminate the need for frequent replacements. Also, thanks to the current market competition and saturation, the prices of LED lights have been reduced even further.
3rd Myth: You Don’t Really Save Power with LED Lights
LED lights use up less than half the energy of CFLs and 1/10th of the power of incandescent bulbs. And as LEDS continue to evolve, it is expected that these figures will also significantly improve over time.
LEDs are chips and these lighting solutions are virtually maintenance free, requiring far less maintenance compared to traditional light sources. However, these will still require some attention in terms of general checkups, servicing, and cleaning.
4th Myth: LED Lights Have Short Lifespan
One of the most common myths about LED lights question their durability and sometimes, these lighting fixtures are even considered untrustworthy.
Many industrial equipment, street light, and car manufacturers are now turning to LED lights to lessen power consumption. They made the switch because LEDs can better endure the hustle and bustle of everyday use.
LED lights also don’t shatter unlike traditional bulbs. They also don’t contain semi-dangerous gases such as electrodes or mercury that may snap easily.
Whether you are using LED lights in your office or not, light fixture cleaning is something that should always be part of your office cleaning routine. Your office lights, after all, play an important role in your office.
Courtesy Building Services, Inc. can help you keep
your LED lights in the office clean so you can use them to the fullest and
enjoy all the exciting benefits they have to offer.