Busting Common LED Lighting Myths

LED lighting is widely used in today’s homes and businesses. Despite all its benefits, however, there are still misconceptions surrounding it.   

As one of the area’s most experienced residential and commercial electrical contractor, Bailey & Shipp has worked with many different kinds of lighting. In this blog, we debunk some of the most common myths about LED lighting. 

LED Lights Last for Ages

LED bulbs do last longer than normal light bulbs, but they also have an endpoint. Like other alternative light sources, LED bulbs will fade over time as well. 

LED Lights are Costly

While you’ll need to pay your electrician more for LEDs, this type of lighting uses less electricity and lasts much longer. It uses at least 75 percent less energy than traditional light bulbs. Currently, lighting makes up around 15 percent of an average household’s energy bill. It’s predicted that if you don’t change your lighting by 2025, it will account for 45 percent of electricity costs. 

LEDs Don’t Get Hot

LEDs only emit visible light. While they do generate heat, they don’t generate it as infrared radiation like other types of bulbs. Infrared doesn’t contribute to the brightness of a bulb, it just makes the fixture hotter and wastes energy. Also, LEDs don’t emit ultraviolet light.

LEDs Aren’t Bright Enough

LED bulbs produce the same amount of light as traditional bulbs, but use less energy. You have plenty of options when it comes to LED bulbs. Some bulbs produce warm light like that of traditional bulbs, while the light cast by others resembles natural light.

LEDs Become Inefficient in Extremely Cold Conditions

LED bulbs actually become more efficient and last longer in cold environments. Very high temperatures can cause premature wear on electrical and electronic components, so you shouldn’t have any problem using LED bulbs in cold climates. 

Bailey & Shipp is one of your leading residential and commercial electrical contractors. We know how busy your weekdays are, so we offer weekend and evening hours. Our electricians are trained to handle all your electrical concerns. Call us at (410) 457-3507 or complete our online form to request a service. We work with clients in Columbia, MD.