LED lighting technology has a come long way and it is being rapidly adopted across the world due to the immeasurable number of benefits it has over other forms of lighting. LEDs are low maintenance and they can be successfully operated in any kind of hostile environment such as Antartica. LEDs disperse light more efficiently and they disperse light in a unidirectional fashion. LEDs are also faster to power up than CFLs, and this is something that has made them invaluable to cities, hospitals, and military forces.
LEDs are remarkable for their longevity, and most LEDs sold in today's market will last for at least 50,000 hours. Several LED fixtures come with a standard operational life time expectation of up to 100,000 hours, and as a result, they make more sense than CFLs. If you use an LED bulb for 8 hours a day, you can go 20 years without replacing it. The long life of LED bulbs and diodes justifies the huge initial investment that needs to be made on LEDs. In addition, they are low maintenance and you may never need to spend any money on maintaining them.
Better for the environment
In an environmentally conscious world, LEDs are better for the Earth than CFLs or incandescents. CFL lamps contain Mercury which is a toxic pollutant that does not compose easily. On the other hand, incandescents consume far more energy than LEDs in order to provide the same amount of energy. LEDs have no toxic materials and 100% of all materials can be recycled. This is excellent for businesses that seek to reduce their carbon footprint. LEDs also produce very little infrared light and close to zero UV emissions.
LEDs are far more energy efficient than CFLs and incandescents as they convert around 80-90% of electricity into visible light with the rest lost as heat. Incandescents convert 20% of electricity into light and lose the remainder to heat. This is why LEDs are preferable as they reduce the cost of energy for businesses. LEDs are as energy efficient as CFLs in terms of electricity to light conversion but they are more efficient in the long term as they last far longer than CFLs. Over the course of 20 years, it can result in hundreds of thousands of dollars saved which will more than cover up the high initial investment required.