Aug 10, 2015 in Blog by
Why You Should Switch to LED – We Give You 10 reasons

We have had many discussions with clients on the North Shore of Sydney around LED vs. traditional lighting lately, with the former rapidly gaining credibility in the home lighting world. Most people are scared off by the higher upfront costs of LED lighting, but it is actually a far more effective option in the long run. 

At Thrive Electrical, we believe in empowering you with the right information, so when it comes to the question “Which type of light is best for my home?” you have the knowledge to make the correct decision based on facts. If you’re one of the many people currently thinking about changing to LED lighting, here are ten reasons to call Thrive Electrical and make the change today!

10 Things to Love about LED

  1. Long Life

Having a long life span is the number one benefit of using LED lighting. LED bulbs have an incredible life expectancy. In fact one LED bulb can run continuously for about 11 years or 22 years at 50 percent! If you leave an LED on for 8 hours per day, it would take around 20 years before you would need to change the bulb. Impressive right?

  1. Energy Efficiency

LED lights consume far less power than traditional lighting – with an estimated energy efficiency of roughly 80% when compared to other forms of lighting. Simply put, this means that about 80% of the electrical energy is converted to light, whilst 20% is lost to heat. Because of the longevity of LED, it also takes a lot less time and money to maintain. Big energy savings, here we come!

  1. Eco-Friendly

LED lights contain NO toxic elements and are 100% recyclable. You don’t get greener than that! Compare this to incandescent lights which contain nasty Mercury and your decision is obvious.

  1. Built Tough

LED lights are extremely durable. They are built with sturdy parts and are resistant to shock, vibrations and other external impacts. If your LED lights are exposed to construction, vandalism or even the weather you can expect them to keep shining strongly.

  1. Zero UV Emissions

That’s right, ZERO, naught, nil, middle of a donut, NOTHING! This makes them great for objects that are sensitive to heat or radiation.

  1. Can Operate in Extreme Heat or Cold

Because of their physical reliability, LED lights are climate versatile, meaning you can use them outside in the elements. Globes and fluorescents can’t provide that peace of mind.

  1. Cost vs. Longevity

Sure you’re going to fork out a little extra money up front, but when you purchase an LED that’s going to last roughly 11 years as opposed to a standard incandescent that you might squeeze 2000 hours out of, it’s pretty clear who comes out on top here.

  1. Frequency of on/off switching

LED lights can switch off and on frequently and without affecting the LED’s lifetime or light emission, unlike traditional lighting that may take several seconds to reach full brightness.

  1. Easy on the Eye

LED’s can be combined in any shape to produce highly efficient illumination. Individual LED’s can be dimmed, resulting in a dynamic control of light, colour and distribution. Well-designed LED illumination systems can achieve fantastic lighting effects, can be easy on the eye and also enhance the mood.

  1. Low Voltage

A low-voltage power supply is sufficient for LED illumination, making it easy to use LED lighting in outdoor settings by connecting an external solar-energy source. This is a big advantage when it comes to using LED technology in remote or rural areas.

To LED, or Not to LED, That Is the Question!

Thinking about upgrading to LED lighting? Contact Thrive Electrical, your local electrical professionals in Sydney on 13 0018 6864 for a quote today.