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April 16, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 196

LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) are revolutionizing the way we think about lighting. According to management consultant firm McKinsay & Company, LED Lighting is set to become the dominant form of lighting by the year of 2015.

The reason for this is that LEDs offer a number of key advantages over traditional filament and fluorescent based light sources. This article will outline just some of the most significant.

Perhaps the most attractive feature of LED GU10 Bulbs is their low energy requirements. LEDs require substantially less power to deliver the same amount of light as standard light bulbs. For example, while an incandescent light bulb will draw 60 watts in power in order to operate, its equivalent LED GU10 only needs 4 watts to produce the same amount of light. This makes them approximately 90% more efficient, lowering the cost of lighting our homes and reducing our carbon footprint.

LED GU10 also last many times longer than traditional luminaires. The average life expectancy of a halogen light bulb is about 1,000 - 1,500 hours. A similar CFL (Compact Fluorescent Lamp) will last a bit longer, coming in at about 5,000 hours. However, an LED will continue to work at full brightness for between 30,000 and 50,000 hours. A bulb that works for longer greatly reduces the cost of replacements, as a halogen bulb may have to be changed several times.

One of the main issues with filament light bulbs is their heat generation. During operation they reach a very high temperature, which causes damage to the bulbs internal components and even to your light fittings and décor. LED GU10 produce very little heat, making them much safer to use and prolongs the life span of the bulb.

LED GU10 Bulbs contain no harmful chemicals. Traditional energy saving bulbs, also known as CFLs, contain a small amount of Mercury. Mercury is a harmful contaminant that can cause serious ecological damage if a bulb is broken and the chemical released. This makes their disposal very complicated and increases the risk to yourself and your family. LED GU10s are some of the safest bulb available. They contain no harmful chemicals and their low heat generation makes them safe to handle even after prolonged use.

It has often been said the CFLs are a transitional technology. This is because research into CFLs has waned over recent year, but the development of LED technology is moving on apace. LEDs are now available in all the most common domestic and commercial fittings, as well as some before unseen innovative applications including LED Panel Lights. This makes LEDs extremely versatile and capable of managing even the most demanding lighting projects.

One of the greatest deterrents surrounding LED GU10 Bulbs is their high upfront cost. While an LED does cost more than a traditional luminaire, the amount of money you stand to save on your monthly electricity bills and the reduced cost of replacement mean that an LED GU10 will pay for itself many times over the course of its life span.

Peter Jenny is an experienced writer with a Masters Degree in Operations Management. Peter has a wealth of experience in the lighting industry and is keen to share his knowledge about upcoming products and new discussions around LED lighting. He is currently working as a Content Manager at Wholesale LED Lights, UK.

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