Eco-friendly technologies for the home and business
Recently, many LED Lighting manufacturers have designed medium screw base LED bulbs to replace inefficient floods while utilizing their existing fixtures. As with all LED lighting, these LED floods are excellent luminous efficacy and remarkable brightness for the meager amounts of electricity they consume. Philips' PAR 30 13w LN bulb is intended to replace a 50w flood and light a room achieving similar light distribution and uniformity. This bulb, along with many other LED light sources, has a 50,000hour life span rating and mimics the light distribution of halogen and flood bulbs common in homes and businesses. LED lighting will likely revolutionize general illumination in the home and business because they last for so long. Home and business owners who adopt LED lighting replacements are likely to slash their operating costs.
One key benefit of LED floods, and LED lighting in general, over incandescent and halogen floods is that they produce a cool light that does not contribute unnecessary heat to the space being lit. Halogens get extremely hot and make their immediate vicinity warmer, presenting a hazard to small children who may touch the bulb or in some cases in a fire hazard. LED bulbs generate close to no heat and for this reason are safer to use, eliminating the risk of touching a burning hot bulb. The cool beam of LED lighting will allow you to use flood lighting in more environments than you can with halogen bulbs, including high-end retail lighting, accent/display lighting, and other display environments where a warm or hot light can not be used because it could damage whatever is being illuminated. It is well known that incandescent and halogen bulbs can make your home warmer and therefore potentially making your space more uncomfortable and more expensive to cool. In other words, consumers save not only on electricity consumption with LED lighting, they also save on home cooling costs.
Like most LED Lighting today, LED floodlights are more expensive than halogen or incandescent bulbs. In the coming years falling production costs and the increase of LED bulbs in the market will drive costs down further. LED lighting is a still an excellent option for consumers. Consumers purchasing LED lighting find that in less then a year, most of them have recovered the overhead costs of their LED bulbs with energy savings and reduced purchasing replacement bulbs. The answer is clear; LED lighting is the future of lighting.