We have compiled a list of LED fun facts that are informative and helpful to know.
For all those business owners, retailers, and houses of worship that have not yet committed to LED upgrades, these facts are important to consider.
- An incandescent lamp converts about 9-10 percent of the energy fed to it into light, whereas LEDs convert nearly 100 percent of the energy they consume as light.
- LEDs contain no mercury— and at least 95 percent of an LED is recyclable. Compare this to the wasteful design of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), which not only contain mercury, but also create a large portion of electronic waste due to their design — the fluorescent tube portion of a CFL ceases to work long before the ballast inside the CFL or its other electronic components are ready to die. This alone creates tons of waste every month.
- LED lamps on average are not subject to serious damage from external shock. If you drop an incandescent lamp, there will be a lot of broken glass to clean up, and if it’s a CFL, not only will it break, there are mercury decontamination procedures recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency you will have to follow.
- When LED light is used in fresh food displays, it has been proven to breed significantly less bacteria than its halogen or fluorescent counterparts.
- A majority of residential/commercial LED A-lamp manufacturers claim a whopping 50,000 hours lamp life on average, with newer models claiming up to 100,000 hours. (Incandescent lamps have a lifespan of about 1,000 hours and CFLs have a lifespan of about 10,000 hours.) If this sounds impressive, it is! Consider your usage on just the 50,000 hour varieties:
- If you use your LED bulb for 24 hours a day, every day, that bulb is rated to last 6 years!
- If you use your LED bulb for 12 hours a day, every day, that bulb is rated to last 11 years!!
- If you use your LED bulb for only 4 hours per day, that bulb is rated to last 17 years!!!
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Source: Kastor Energy March 2017
10 LED Fun Facts was last modified: January 24th, 2022 by