With LED lights being known as the smarter choice in illumination, the great news comes with some hesitation. The pull backs and weary thoughts on LEDs are many times just myths that are simply not true. Read on to learn the truth and benefits about LED lights!


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1. LED lighting doesn’t last...

It’s often thought that LED lighting dies out faster than traditional incandescent lighting. These people would be happy to know that the average lifespan for LED bulbs is up to 50,000 hours – this also goes for our under cabinet lighting!












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2. LED lighting doesn't save energy...

This myth is simply just that. LEDs are made to save energy. In fact, all of our LED products - under cabinent lighting and desk lamps - use 85% less energy than incandescent lights. Furthermore, according to Energy.gov, LED lights “offer the potential for cutting general lighting energy use nearly in half by 2030, saving energy dollars and carbon emissions in the process.”








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3. LEDs are not worth the price...

Speaking of saving money, it’s debated on whether switching over to LEDs is worth it, both in terms of investing in all new bulbs and saving on your electric bill. In terms of cutting energy costs, LEDs use less energy, as mentioned above. This means a decrease in your electric bill. Between their long lifespan and how much less energy they use, the investment for LED bulbs is definitely worth it in the long run.








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4. LEDs don't offer color options...

False. While the first LED bulbs were white, they have come to be available in different colors. Maybe the greatest color options come from the variations of white available in certain LED lighting units. Each color temperature has a specific area or use that it's perfectly fit for, which you can find more about here!







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5. LEDs don't emit heat, which is bad...

It’s correct that LEDs don’t emit as much heat as incandescent bulbs, but that’s not necessarily a negative thing. Energy.gov also reports that “incandescent bulbs release 90% of their energy as heat and CFLs [compact fluorescent lights] release about 80% of their energy as heat.” The fact that LEDs don’t get as hot means they’re only using the energy needed for light emission.









Some other great perks? LED lights aren’t harmful to your eyes and you can dim them! Don’t let confusion and talk steer you away from updating and improving your living or work space. Incorporate LEDs into your life by checking out our LED products here.

Looking for other ways to lessen energy costs? Read our article about doing so here!