LED pot lights are rapidly growing in popularity among pot light buyers because they offer the longest lasting light source for the lowest cost. LEDs virtually never burn out, cost pennies to use and are very powerful. But why do these lights work the way they do, and what gives them this incredible edge over halogen and incandescent light bulbs? It goes into the construction of each bulb.
Why LED Potlights are Better Than Incandescent
To start off, Incandescent bulbs use a filament, the little curly wire we see in some bulbs. When the light is turned on, electric current is sent through that filament, which heats up and glows due to the traffic of electrons traveling through it. The issue with this is that it wears out the filament over a period of time and when the filament is completely worn out, the light is considered “burnt out”. Incandescent light generally doesn’t last too long, rated only for about 1000-2000 hours. Halogens are significantly better overall, with a lifespan of anywhere from 6000-15000 hours of lighting, but again, they eventually burn out. LED’s are a completely different lighting source altogether.
LEDs use a process known as electroluminescence, which is when a positive and negative current is shot through atoms to create light. This process uses little energy because very little heat is produced, however, in bunches LED’s are extremely powerful. The life expectancy of an LED bulb can be up to 100000 hours. To put that into perspective, if you turned on an LED pot light for 3 hours every day, that light will work for you for up to 91 years!
LED pot lights are also good for places that have insulation because they generate little to no heat, which makes them IC rated and it means they add to the already immense versatility of pot lights. They are also multi-directional like regular pot lights and still have the ability to fully light a room. The effect is even more so with LED lights because they are more powerful than conventional bulbs. If you’re looking for a low-maintenance, high efficiency pot light for your household, LED is the best option.
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We service all around the GTA, for our local inquiries (Richmond hill), contact us at (416)-702-4401, for inquiries in the GTA, please contact us at (905)-508-4411, we offer sales and installation, all our electricians are licensed and we are fully insured. We also offer a 5 year warranty on our products. We guarantee that there will be no damage or mess in your household and you pay upon completion of installation. We work professionally and efficiently, and will ensure that you are satisfied.