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Fifty reasons to choose LED lights

Still unsure if you should make the switch to LEDs?

We’ve devised an exhaustive list that blows any other resource out of the water, with a list of fifty (yes, fifty!) reasons why you should be using LED Lights over the typical halogen, incandescent or fluorescent bulb. 

So, here we go... 

# 1. They require less energy to power, saving you electricity

# 2. Compared to incandescent bulbs, LED lights will save you around 80% of electrical power

# 3. In comparison with a halogen lamp, there’s a 75% saving on electricity

# 4. They contain no hazardous, liquids or gases, which can be harmful to the environment

# 5. Used as automobile lighting, LEDs have been proven to help reduce the risk of car accidents by 15%

# 6. Because they produce a cold light, LEDs are ideal for growing indoor plants (and have been used to grow plants in Space!)

# 7. But they don’t have to look cold. LED Lights are available in a number of different colours and shades, so you can define the style, setting and ambience you desire

# 8. Unlike high-intensity discharge lights, LEDs are soft on the eyes

# 9. LEDs use direct light so there’s no light pollution

# 10. Used as a temperature indicator, LEDs can help you distinguish between hot and cold water

# 11. LEDs have no UV light, eradicating the possibility of skin damage 

# 12. Used by your local council as street lighting solutions, they vastly improve the visibility on your roads 

# 13. Despite being cold to touch, LEDs offer a “warm” glow, much like their incandescent counterparts

# 14. The globes are easy to install – simply screw on

# 15. They’re easy to uninstall (yes, that’s a separate reason!), and they won’t burn you

# 16. There is no need for excessive maintenance. Once they’re installed, they won’t bother you!

# 17. LEDs have a thick epoxy, which makes them incredibly durable and pretty much impossible to break

# 18. LED Festoon string lights have thicker wires, meaning they’re less likely to get into a knotted mess

# 19. Using LEDs in the great outdoors? They’re completely rust-proof

# 20. LED lights shouldn’t flicker

# 21. LED lights can be dimmed to easily adjust the mood and ambience

# 22. LEDs retain their true colours

# 23. LEDs let you walk your dog in the dark (useful, right?)

# 24. LEDs don’t attract bugs and insects

# 25. They’re silent and produce no annoying and distracting humming noises

# 26. While typically more expensive than a standard bulb, they’re still very affordable and freely available

# 27. They save you money on your electricity bills

# 28. They can last up to 50,000 hours (that’s a long time), and the technology is improving!

# 29. LEDs last 2400% longer than regular halogen bulbs. In reality, this could be a 40-year difference based on average use

# 30. They can help you build a lightsaber (and who wouldn’t want to do that?)

# 31. LEDs can be installed and utilised both inside and outside of the home with no effect on lighting quality

# 32. LEDs immediately switch on with no warm-up time

# 33. The lights are fully operational in all types of weather conditions

# 34. They contain no harmful environmental pollutants like lead or mercury

# 35. They’re recyclable

# 36. LEDs don’t emit Radio Frequency interference, so they won’t interfere with your radio

# 37. Breakthroughs and innovations in LED technology means the market for LED lighting is constantly evolving, from stadiums to bridges to LED displays

# 38. LEDs can help to save lives - they’re the go-to lighting solution across hospitals and healthcare facilities

# 39. The low-voltage power supply associated with LEDs increases electrical safety 

# 40. They’re lightweight

# 41. They’re much brighter than your traditional lighting solution and will improve visibility

# 42. They’re more flexible, versatile and adaptable than traditional lighting

# 43. Used at Christmas time, LEDs can reduce the risk of fire compared to standard Christmas lights

# 44. LED light therapy has been known to alleviate a range of skin conditions

# 45. LEDs don’t burn out like incandescent bulbs – their brightness slowly fades, giving you plenty of time to replace them

# 46. As a homeowner, you’ll enjoy the convenience of not having to change a light bulb on a regular basis

# 47. You’ll save in the long-term because you won’t have to replace them as often as traditional lighting solutions

# 48. Most LEDs come with a two+-year warranty, compared to no warranty for standard lights

# 49. Because they’re environmentally friendly, they lower your carbon footprint

# 50. Using LEDs will make you feel good! You know, because you’re helping to save the planet and all that.

Convinced to make the switch to LED? Check out our comprehensive range of LED lights, available in a range of contemporary decorative and functional styles.  

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