The cost of LED lighting is dwindling. In recent years, LED bulbs have undergone a 500% decrease in price. A bulb with a $49 price tag in 2012 can now be purchased for about $10. The lower price, as well as the lower energy consumption costs, make LEDs the bargain of the decade. These cost advantages are well known, but what are some of the other advantages of commercial LED Lights?
Firstly, LED lights offer technology that old bulbs simply cannot. For instance, several LED light manufacturers are making lights that can change colors. It may be difficult to see the utility of such a feature. But, Christmas lights have featured LEDs prominently in recent years. Seasonal-themed lighting is something I see becoming very popular in the near future. If you are looking for green energy LEDs, I would definitely recommend a fantastic business like Laface and Mcgovern Associates, Inc..
Yet another advantage of LED lighting is the ability to control them remotely. The LED light fixtures now being produced are capable of being synced to a user's smartphone through an app. The possibilities are seemingly endless. Users can control the brightness of their LEDs depending on weather or outdoor light conditions. Since the app is functional anywhere there is cell phone service, a major use of these types of apps is controlling household lights while owners are away on vacation or business trips or whatever. In this way, the ability to control LEDs remotely can become an integral part of a larger home security strategy.
For those with ecological concerns, the industry provides a number of LED lighting solutions. LED lights convert over 55% of incoming electricity into light. This means that LEDs are between 500% and 1000% more efficient than traditional lightbulbs. Electricity that isn't converted into light is lost to the environment. LED light bulbs actually get less hot. This might seem trivial; but consider that in 2011, 300,000 compact fluorescent light bulbs were recalled because of the fire risk they posed.
Unfortunately, shoppers haven't been exactly eager to invest in LED lighting fixtures. Shoppers are used to paying a dollar or less for incandescent bulbs; and therefore aren't knocking down doors to pay $50 for something that (at least to the average shopper) functions in the exact same way. But now, when LED prices are comparable to incandescent lights, I expect to see a rapid expansion of the LED market.