LED is describe by Rudy Provoost, CEO of Philips Lighting as the most significant development in lighting since the invention of electric light almost a century ago.
Below are the pros and cons of LED lighting. As you can see there are more advantages than disadvantages. It is almost certain that LED lighting will become the standard lighting of the future.
Here is a list of the advantages of LED
Here is a list of the disadvantages of LED
LED bulbs last up to 10 times longer (about 60,000 hours) than incandescent or fluorescent bulbs.
LED bulbs generate little heat, which mean it stay cooler than other light bulbs.
It does not contain any mercury or toxic material, which makes it environmental friendly.
LED lighting use less energy. For example, a LED light bulb with 5-7 watts is equivalent to a 60-watt incandescent bulb or a 15 watts compact fluorescent lamp.
LED instantly light up and does not require warming up like compact fluorescent lamp.
It save you money on your utility cost.
LED are more durable than incandescent or fluorescent lighting.
Because of its long life span, LED are use on trucks tail lights, and other lighting for safety proposes.
It is economical to purchase LED bulbs even if other light bulbs are free. If a LED bulb cost $50 dollars. It is still inexpensive to purchase the $50 dollars LED bulb because LED will save you more money on your utility cost over the long haul.
The lighting industry considered LED lighting as the future of lighting.
Rudy Provoost, CEO of Philips Lighting believes solid-state or LED (light emitting diodes) lighting is the most significant development in lighting since the invention of electric light almost a century ago. Offering unprecedented freedom in terms of colors, dynamics, miniaturization, architectural integration and energy efficiency, solid-state lighting is opening up exciting new possibilities. Philips introduces industry-changing lighting transformations, solutions
“LED technology has opened up so many possibilities in terms of its ability to reduce carbon and give us instant control of light.” said Mike Simpson, Technical and Design Director at Phillips. The future of lighting: LEDs lead the way
LED lightings are not cheap. As LED technology become more common, along with more competitions, the price should slowly drop.
The light emanates from the top half of an LED bulb are directional. It does not produce ambient light or scatter the light in all directions. This type of directional lighting is suitable for spotlight but not for general ambient lighting, but there are general-purpose LED bulbs available that does reasonable job.