LED LIGHTING MYTHS

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LEDs last forever – they won’t last forever but they do last longer than the average light shinning almost as brightly as they did when new.

LEDs are not bright enough – they are bright enough to emit the same amount of light as traditional light bulbs with far less energy.

LEDs don’t get hot – they give out some heat much less than energy-saving light bulbs and don’t emit ultraviolet (UV), and infrared (IR) that makes bulbs hotter and wastes energy.

3W LEDs are brighter than 1W LEDs – this is not necessarily so; since wattage is accorded to the bulbs to show the measure of the power the bulb consumes. In selection of light bulb brightness, the light output (lumens) should be considered.

Switching to LED cost a lot – though higher in price than traditional bulbs, there is savings attained due to its lower energy consumption and they don’t need replacing for a very long time.

LED light quality is poor–No is not, since the color rendering index (CRI) is between 75-85 for white-light and 200 for daylight in proper light applications.

LEDs are not resistant to vibration – they are robust, since there are no moving parts, filaments or fragile glass used in them and as thus pass vibration tests.

LEDs need time to warm up – No they don’t because they shine with their full light output when switched on.

LEDs don’t work in extremely cold environmentsLEDs are more efficient and last even longer in cold temperatures.

LEDs can’t be dimmed and controlled – Since they are digital, dimming them entails witching on and off very rapidly (faster than the eye can see).

All LED light bulbs shine with a very white light – Earlier it used to be so but as of now, they are available in an array of “shades of white” from warm yellow through to cool blue.

LEDs contain hazardous substances – they do not contain mercury, lead or other toxic materials.

LED lights are harmful to the eyes – they are safe to the eyes since their light is not focused to a single point.

LED isn’t yet value for money – is already value for money since they consume 80% averagely less energy than traditional bulbs.

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