5 Popular Myths on LED lighting

Here are 5 common misconceptions on LED lighting that you may have heard and the truth behind it all.

Myth #1: LEDs are expensive and does not pay to invest in the long run

Yes, LEDs are expensive to purchase initially but the total lighting cost will pay for itself in the long run. LEDs are considered the most durable and high quality fixture available. The technology in LED lighting offers lower energy consumption and longer lifespan in comparison to incandescent and CFL. Think about the potential savings you will have on energy bills, cost saved on replacing LEDs and also the labour on maintenance.

Myth #2: LEDs consumes more energy than fluorescent and incandescent light

In fact, LEDs consumes 75% less energy than CFLs and incandescent. There are safety precautions on using CFLs and incandescent that they do overheat and contain mercury, a toxic metal that can harm the environment. LED does not contain mercury or any harmful materials.

Myth #3: LEDs cannot be dimmable

That is not true; most LEDs can be installed with dimmable options - remote dimmable or non-dimmable driver. We recommend consulting the factory for more options to best suit your needs.

Myth #4: LEDs don’t give off heat

The advantage of using LED is how it manages heat dissipation. The heat emitted from the LED is essentially transferred to the embedded heat sink of the fixture, which then allows the energy released from the fixture to stay cool. Depending on the fixture, when you touch a LED fixture you should not feel any heat at all or feel warm enough to not burn your hands.

Myth #5: LEDs only produce blue light so it has limited lighting options

LED lights not only produce blue light but they’re able to produce color temperatures comparable to daylight. The color temperature LEDs produces range from 2,000K warm to 5,000K white with color rendering index (CRI) 90+. LEDs can be used in many applications such as, streetlights, restaurants, retail stores, offices, healthcare facilities, institutions, and residential homes.