COMMON LED MYTHS
LED Lighting Last Forever
LED bulbs do last a lot longer than the average light bulb, but no, they won’t last forever. Like all light sources, they eventually fade over time.
The average lifespan of an LED is often rated up to 50,000 hours. This is about 50 times longer than a typical incandescent, 20-25 times longer than a typical halogen and 8-10 times longer than a typical CFL. If the light is operated for 12 hours a day, an LED rated at 50,000 hours will last more than 11 years.
Switching to LED cost a Lot
Although the initial cost of a LED bulb is higher than that of a traditional light bulb, in the long term it will save you money by saving energy and cutting your bills in half. The initial investment is more than paid back over the life of the bulb because the running costs are lower due to lower energy consumption and a good quality LED should last you for more than a decade with average domestic use in living rooms and kitchens, for example.
LEDs Are Not Resistant to Vibration
There are no moving parts, filaments or fragile glass used in LED bulbs, so they are very robust. LEDs are highly durable and, in some cases, also exceed military standards.
LEDs Doesn’t Work in Extremely Cold Environments
Unlike traditional light bulbs, LEDs are just as efficient in cold weather as in other environmental conditions. LEDs become more efficient and last even longer when used in cold temperatures. Excessively high temperatures can shorten the life of electrical and electronic components (which is partly why traditional incandescent lamps don’t last very long, so running a LED lamp in even the coldest climate is not an issue.
LEDs Bulbs Shine with A Very Light White
The first LED bulbs were very white as this was the most effective way to use them, but today they are also available in an array of 'shades of white' from warm yellow through to cool blue. Look for the 'shade of white' indication on the packaging. This important to note because LED bulbs can be tuned to have different colour temperatures. The trick is knowing what the best temperature are for what you want the light for and/or where you have the light.
LEDs Lights Are Harmful to The Eyes
LED lights are as safe to the eyes as any other artificial light source. You can use them without any worry. They are not like lasers, the light is not focused to a single point, and the intensity is comparable to traditional bulbs and halogen lamps.
Whether you are looking for a new LED bulb or wanting to replace your old traditional bulb, See Kwong has the right LED lights for you. We have a wide range of LEDs lights to suit your home.
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