Top Five Myths About LED Lighting

With more and more people appreciate the benefits of LED Light, there are many myths and misconceptions formed around it, and its time to reveal five common myths surrounding LED illumination.

Myths #5: LED are too expensive.
Actually prices for LED Lighting have fallen by a factor of ten over a decade. The total cost of outfitting your entire home with LED bulbs can now be as little as S$200, rather than the S$2,000 outlay of a couple of years ago.

Myths #4: LED don’t save energy.
Yes, they do. LED lights and bulbs are incredibly energy-efficient, improving on the performance of incandescent bulbs by as much as 90%.

Therefore, based on an average 8-hour day, at 20 cents per kWh (Kilowatts per hour), if you were to replace just one of your 50 watt incandescent bulbs with 7 watt LED bulbs, you would save around S$25 on electricity over the course of a year. Imagine the amount you’d save by replacing all your bulbs!

Myths #3: LED don’t last long.
LED bulb do last a lot longer than the average light bulb, the reality is that good quality LED bulbs have an average life-expectancy of 50,000 hours. Like all light sources, they eventually fade over time. But remember that because LED doesn’t have no filament or oxidation process that wears down the electronics or metal. LEDs will simply get dimmer at the end of their expected lifespan.

Myths #2: LED are not bright enough
Yes they are. LED bulbs emit the same amount of light as Incandescent bulbs, CFL and Halogen. The main difference is that they use far less energy. For example, a 7 watt LEDICON LED bulb is just as bright as a 53 watt incandescent bulb or a 18 watt CFL or a 56 watt Halogen.

Myths #1: LED are bad for your health
No, they’re not. LED do not contain mercury, lead or other toxic materials and are completely recyclable just like most other electronic devices.

CFLs emit UV-B and traces of UV-C radiation. UV (Ultra-Violet) radiation is generally considered to be harmful to the skin and the eyes, while UV-C radiation, which is normally not observed in nature because it’s absorbed completely by the atmosphere, is especially harmful.

Several studies have found that fluorescent lights increase the risk of skin cancer, and a study published in the medical journal, The Lancet, indicated a doubled risk for melanoma or skin cancer.

LEDs generate clean, non-harmful light.

If you have any questions about anything LED light-related, why not ask our experts? The number to ring is 6456 4933, or send an e-mail enquiry to sales@gmk.com.sg today!