October 20, 2020

There are several reasons the world has moved on to LED bulbs from incandescent lights. Should you be concerned that incandescent bulbs are being phased out? No, as LED lights are just plain better in a few ways.

Energy Savings

Incandescent bulbs were created in 1879 by Thomas Edison. While the technology was revolutionary for the time, the fact is that these bulbs create more heat than they do light. As a device to bring light to a room, they don’t do the best job of it. LED lights generate almost no heat. Almost every bit of energy they consume is used to produce light. This means they use far less energy than incandescent bulbs, which can save you money on your energy bills.


The typical incandescent bulb lasts for about 1,000 hours of use. While LED technology is relatively new, it’s estimated that the average bulb will last 25,000 hours. These numbers are based on three hours of use per day.

Don’t LED Bulbs Cost a Lot More?

It used to be the case that LED lights were far more expensive than incandescent bulbs. They’re now pretty inexpensive and not much more than what incandescent bulbs would cost if you could buy them anymore.

Do LED Bulbs Provide As Much Light?

LED lights provide just as much light as an incandescent bulb. Even better, they offer superior color rendering. You’ll see things as they should appear. The technology of LED lights has progressed to where the light they provide is omnidirectional, so they spread light very well.


LED lights are superior to incandescent bulbs in virtually every way. They last far longer, consume less electricity, and provide better lighting.

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