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What are the advantages / disadvantages of using LED lights?

15 Answers

Answered by Taylored-Solutions

28th May 2020

Taylored-Solutions answered the question "What are the advantages / disadvantages of using LED lights?"

LED lighting uses up to 90% less energy than incandescent and halogen bulbs, and up to 60% less energy than CFL bulbs – which were the first energy-efficient bulbs to be widely sold. Despite this massive reduction in energy consumption, LED lights still produce the same amount of light as their incandescent, halogen and CFL equivalents. LED lights last much longer than halogen, incandescent and CFL bulbs. While older lighting often lasts barely a year, if not just a few months, LED lighting has a 15-year average lifespan, giving you far better value for money and saving you yet more money on replacements. Another great advantage of LED lighting is that the technology allows manufacturers to give consumers much more choice in their lighting. Firstly, you can get LED lighting in a range of colour temperatures, warm white, cool white & daylight. This allows you to pick the perfect colour temperature for the room you are lighting. Secondly, you can get LED bulbs in a range of shapes and styles. Finally, the latest innovations in smart lighting give you total control over your lighting, allowing you to customise and programme your lights in any way that you can think of! While traditional bulbs are made with glass, LED lights encased in plastic or epoxy, which are much stronger and unlikely to break if dropped. LED lights convert the majority of their energy into light, rather than heat. This means that they are always cool to the touch, in sharp contrast to the heat generated by traditional bulbs. The impact of traditional light bulbs on the environment is incredible, which is why incandescent bulbs are now banned in the UK. LED lighting reduces carbon emissions and does not contain harmful chemicals such as mercury.

Answered by GSELEC LTD

12th March 2020

GSELEC LTD answered the question "What are the advantages / disadvantages of using LED lights?"

led lights will have a longer life expectancy that could vary between 30000 to 50000 hours led’s are energy efficient . led’s have a higher brightness then the ? rest of the lamps by producing more lumens per watt.

Answered by One click electrical

12th March 2020

One click electrical answered the question "What are the advantages / disadvantages of using LED lights?"

LED provide better quality and longer lasting light. on average LEDs can tun for around 50,000hours without been replaced. They also provide cost saving benefits with a Halogen using 40w on average as compared to an LED approximately 5w. All in all an LED Lamp would provide the customer a much better alternative

Answered by midlands home maintenance

3rd March 2020

midlands home maintenance answered the question "What are the advantages / disadvantages of using LED lights?"

seeing as now halogen bulbs have been discontinued it seems led are soon to be the only way forward in regards to lighting, you can get upto 60,000 hours out of a led bulb which can last years upon years, they are expensive but they pay for themselves after so long so I can see no down points.

Answered by Keynston Services

2nd December 2019

Keynston Services answered the question "What are the advantages / disadvantages of using LED lights?"

LED technology has come on leaps and bounds in recent years, and there are no signs of innovations stopping. The technology uses very little power compared to traditional bulbs, and possibly with the exception of very cheap import equipment their life is considerably longer than traditional lighting. A downside can be the initial cost of purchase but this should be weighed against the longer life and lower running costs versus traditional lighting. Some LED units are now sealed units, with the bulb and the electronic drivers all in one component, and these may not be suitable for DIY installation, although where these units have quick release wiring connectors then this may be possible.

Answered by ElectVicks LTD

31st August 2019

ElectVicks LTD answered the question "What are the advantages / disadvantages of using LED lights?"

LED bulbs have a much lower power consumption than standard bulbs. A good Example is looking at spotllights- 10x Led Bulbs will consume as low as 3watts per bulb giving a total of 30watts- while halogen bulbs will consume 50watts each giving a total of 500watts which works put to 16x more when comparing to LED. Led bulbs also give you the option of colour, ypu can pick and choose between warm and cold beam of light or both, majority will also give light for 10,000hrs. Led’s also light up faster when compared to energy efficient bulbs. Disadvantages are: •Can be expensive, especially if you’re not sure where and what to buy. •Some units are in-built meaning the whole unit needs to be replaced (Competent electrician will need to be employed)

Answered by Plant Electrical

9th May 2019

Plant Electrical answered the question "What are the advantages / disadvantages of using LED lights?"

The main advantage of using LED's is the very low power consumption, you can choose from several different colours of light (measured in K i.e. 2700K/3000K warm white, 4000K cool white, 6000K daylight) and they produce a lot less heat compared to discharge style lamps (halogen, incandescent lamps). Disadvantages of LED lamps are cost but this is slowly reducing as LED's popularity over traditional style lamps increases and another disadvantage is that some fittings come with built in LED's and are not replaceable if they were to fail then the entire fitting would need to be replaced.

Answered by TB electrical

12th April 2019

TB electrical answered the question "What are the advantages / disadvantages of using LED lights?"

The main advantage is the energy efficiency of LEDs but also they give off less heat. LEDs have rapidly improved and are now very rely but I recommend staying away from cheap LEDs as I believe you get what you pay for. The led strips are great and enable a lot more lighting options. The only downsides are when a fitting fails it sometimes can be that an electrician is required as the LEDs are built in units and need a complete fitting to replace.

Answered by Integral Smart Home

1st April 2019

Integral Smart Home answered the question "What are the advantages / disadvantages of using LED lights?"

There are many reasons to replace your lamps with LED lamps. Running costs are substantially cheaper; they run cooler than any other lamp which means they are a lot safer than any other lamp. One of the biggest advantages for me is the design possibilities. The rise in demand in LED lighting when coupled with smarthome systems which has also reached new levels in performance and demand means that there are some amazing possibilities for lighting effects from simple light boxes with led strips to starlight effects on your ceiling and lighting behind objects on your walls... I could go on forever to sum it up led’s are cost effective, flexible and safe. Disadvantages Still a bit more expensive to buy and you should involve a competent person to design your lighting, select lamps and dinners... Beware the cheap strip from eBay and certain websites, the circuitry is laid on paper making it difficult to work with and less safe as LED strip does still generate heat and paper is not a reliable material to dissipate that heat. As a rule we only install commercial grade strip!

Answered by Electri-Call-Us

30th March 2019

Electri-Call-Us answered the question "What are the advantages / disadvantages of using LED lights?"

LED lamps and fittings are coming down in price too start. They run a lot cooler than halogen lamps so don’t suffer from the issues of heat build up on cables, connections, and materials in the ceilings. They are certainly less of a fire risk than halogen fittings. They last longer as a rule with lamp life up in the 30000hrs run time, they come with 2-3yr warranty so if you do have some that fail prematurely you can take them back for exchange. Lower running costs using on average 10x less energy than a halogen lamp. Disadvantages are higher inrush currents when first switching on so you have to design the amount of fittings that can be turned on at one time otherwise you can experience tripping the MCB. The dimmer has to be matched to LED as dimming led is not so straightforward. Most electricians have worked out what dimmers work best for the led fittings they prefer to install so the latter isn’t an issue. People often complain about the light output or colour temperature, I always say give it a couple of days before you decide you don’t like them due to you have got used too the poor light and colour rendering of halogen. When you call up a few days later I get told how much easier is to read now or how much brighter the room looks but don’t get asked to swap them back to halogen. The pro’s out way any cons and

Answered by P&J Electrical

25th February 2019

P&J Electrical answered the question "What are the advantages / disadvantages of using LED lights?"

Led lamps, although initially more expensive to purchase, will soon payback there cost plus when compared to traditional lamps. Led lamps generally run a lot cooler, are longer lasting, are cheaper and come in a variety of colour temperatures to suit every room in a home or area in a building

Answered by Lyttle smart homes ni

19th February 2019

Lyttle smart homes ni answered the question "What are the advantages / disadvantages of using LED lights?"

The advantages I see with LED lighting: Long life span up to and over 30,000 hours Lower Temperatures so if less heat produced then less chance of damage being caused Prices starting to come down More availability to purchase these now over Halogen Available in large range of colours and colour changing Disadvantages Still on the expensive side but on way down Some types of fittings not available in LED I find that if you stick with good quality branded products they don't tend to cause as much heartache as some of the cheaper products brought into the country as very cheap and badly made with no branding and tend to get fitted out of boxes with no labels so not comeback if there are issues.

Answered by AEI Electrical

12th February 2019

AEI Electrical answered the question "What are the advantages / disadvantages of using LED lights?"

LED light fittings have a much longer life expectancy compared to your previous halogen fittings saving you money and time on replacing the lamps. The also use a lot less energy therefore are better for the environment and cheaper to run. On top of all that they generate less heat and are therefore a lot more safer for your home.

Answered by Udell Electrical Services

11th February 2019

Udell Electrical Services answered the question "What are the advantages / disadvantages of using LED lights?"

Having LEDs installed in the home has several benefits. They are more environmentally friendly as they use less energy to power them. They don’t get as hot to touch as normal lamps so this is good to stop burns especially if you have little ones around. It also lowers your electric bill. LEDs last longer than conventional lamps The downsides are that they are expensive to buy compared to conventional lamps and not all types of LEDs are compatible with Dimmers so you have to buy Dimmable LEDs and a compatible dimmers too

Answered by GES Electrical

10th February 2019

GES Electrical answered the question "What are the advantages / disadvantages of using LED lights?"

Some of the advantages of using led lights are the lower energy they use. This saves you money on your electric bills and reduces your carbon footprint. They often produce better light and can last as long as 30,000 hours, which is years in reality. The only short term disadvantage is they cost a few pounds more.

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