LED lights are the future. Really! LEDs are among the most efficient, most durable, most impressive light bulbs ever invented, and yet most people don’t even know what LEDs are, why they’re wonderful and whether or not they’re worth the money. In today’s post, we’re going to clear up all your questions about LED lights, so you can decide once and for all whether or not they’re the product for you.
What are LED lights?
LED stands for “light emitting diode.” An LED is a semiconductor device. When electrical current passes through an LED, light is produced. LED bulbs produce heat as well, but the heat is absorbed into a built-in heat sink and overall LED lights stay cool to the touch when turned on.
What makes LED lights so great?
The answer to this question is: pretty much everything. Compared to traditional incandescent bulbs and florescent bulbs, LED bulbs are more efficient, more durable and more versatile. They’re also much longer lasting.
Consider this: an average incandescent bulb will last approximately 1,200 hours. A florescent bulb can be used for approximately 8,000 hours. Meanwhile, an LED bulb will last up to 25,000 hours. This means that even if you left an LED bulb lit continuously day in and day out, it would take almost 3 years to burn out. For many people, LED bulbs will last decades.
A few other impressive things about LED bulbs include:
- They come in a range of hues. Standard LED bulbs range from warm toned to blueish to bright white. If desired, LED lights can achieve the same warm, comforting glow of incandescent light bulbs. LED bulbs also come in colors like red, yellow and green.
- LEDs use less energy. An LED uses about 10 watts, vs incandescent bulbs which may use 40, 60 or more.
- LEDs last about 21 times longer than incandescent bulbs. This saves you money and trips to the hardware store for replacement bulbs.
- LEDs can save you lots and lots and LOTS of money. One source claims that replacing 20 incandescent bulbs with 20 LED bulbs in your home can save you around $3,260 over a period of about 23 years. We’re not making this up! That’s around $141 per year–or about enough money to go see the Lakers, and have some food and beers while you’re there. (ask yourself: which is better? Going to a Lakers game…or watching the Lakers game from your home while surrounded by 20 old fashioned incandescent light bulbs? No contest.)
What do LEDs look like?
Where are LED lights used?
LED lighting can be used all over the house and in a variety of different settings. LED lights can be used in standard lamps. You can also find examples of LED under cabinet lighting, LED landscape lighting, LED recessed lighting and more.
Where can you get LED light bulbs if you live in West Hollywood or thereabouts?
The answer to this question should be pretty clear, but just in case you haven’t connected the dots, the answer is Tashman Home Center. We carry all the coolest products and have a fantastic selection of LED light bulbs. For customers who want to save around $141 per year, or over $3,000 over the next 23 years, Tashman Home Center has everything you need.
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