The LED Advantage

Top 8 Things You Didn't Know About LEDs

  • 8

    They're Super Efficient

    Today’s LED bulbs can be six to seven times more energy efficient than conventional incandescent lights

  • 7

    They Have A Long Life

    LED bulbs can have a useful life of 25,000 hours or more; that's more than three years if run 24/7.

  • 6

    They Don't Waste Energy

    Unlike incandescent bulbs -- which release 90 percent of their energy as heat - LEDs use energy far more efficiently with little wasted heat.

  • 5

    They Have Multiple Uses

    From traffic lights to TVs, LEDs are used in a wide range of applications because of their unique characteristics.

  • 4

    They're Environmentally Friendly

    A recent Energy Department study determined that LEDs have a much smaller environmental impact than incandescent bulbs.

  • 3

    LED Research Is Ongoing

    Since the Energy Department started funding solid-state lighting R&D in 2000, these projects have received 58 patents.

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    They're Popular

    By 2030, it's estimated that LEDs will account for 75 percent of all lighting sales.

  • 1

    They Will Save You Money

    Switching entirely to LED lights over the next two decades could save the U.S. $250 billion in energy costs.