LED lighting wasn’t always the obvious choice for all your lighting needs. However, improvements over the past few years have changed that. To reiterate some points from the Retrofit section of our website, LEDs reduce your lighting and energy costs, have reduced environmental impact and positively influence mood and attentiveness. But many people still cringe when they hear about LEDs. Why is that?
Below is a summary of the major criticisms of LED from “Then” (when LEDs first started coming onto the market), and what LEDs really are like “Now” in the current market, with up to date and correct information.
As you can see, the major criticisms from “Then” have been improved upon, and largely solved in the “Now”. Next time you hear someone say LEDs aren’t all they’re cracked up to be, or have a client resistant to make the switch, show them the facts. LEDs have made leaps and bounds from their humble beginnings to now, and are constantly being further developed and improved upon to give you exactly what you want and need for your lighting.
- Recycling of LED Lights
- LED Bulbs: the end of the light bulb
- Five things to consider before buying LED bulbs
- The History of the Light Bulb
- Photochemistry and Photobiology (2013)
- The Dark Side of LED Lightbulbs
- Flicker Off, Flicker On
- US Department of Energy: “Optical Safety of LEDs”
- Daily Mail Online
- Commercial LED Lighting Retrofit