Because you can expect LED bulbs to last longer than other lighting options, you get more hours of light from each bulb purchase. For statistics on their longevity, read the full article linked below.
If you hold your hand close to an incandescent bulb, you can feel the heat it generates. Compare that to an LED bulb, which produces almost no discernible heat. An incandescent bulb wastes 90% of its energy on heat.
Incandescent bulbs and CFLs can only provide light in one color. LED lights are flexible, with smart options available that allow you to change the color of the light without changing the bulb.
LEDs emit light in a specific direction rather than creating a general glow. That reduces the need for diffusers or reflectors in your light fixtures. Those devices attempt to direct the light from incandescent bulbs and CFLs to where it is needed, but even with their help, though, you lose much of the light.
CFLs emit ultraviolet (UV) light, which can be hard on your employee’s eyes, leading to fatigue, headaches, and the need for more frequent breaks away from harsh lighting. LED bulbs emit light that is entirely on the visible spectrum. That means no damaging UV light.
LED bulbs are solid-state lights. That makes them more resistant to damage than their fragile fluorescent counterparts.
The estimated annual energy cost of a 60-watt incandescent bulb that’s on for three hours a day is $7.23. A 13w CFL, which puts out equivalent light to that incandescent, costs $1.57. Your new, energy-efficient LED bulb with the same light output? $1.08.
$1.08. Now multiply those savings by the number of bulbs in your company’s spaces and the number of three-hour periods each bulb is on.
CFL bulbs contain mercury. Mercury is toxic to people and animals. Its presence in light bulbs creates a hazard when they shatter and also creates waste disposal issues. You can avoid that entirely with LED bulbs.