There are many positive reasons to want to upgrade to LED light bulbs. However, even with them becoming more commonplace in workplaces, there’s still a lot of misinformation about how they work and what they do. Today, Induction Lighting Fixtures is debunking four common misconceptions about LED light bulbs to help you decide if they’re the right move for your company.
1. LED Light Bulbs Are Unaffordable
A common concern with LED bulbs is their cost. While it is true that LED light bulbs initially cost more than other options like incandescent or halogen bulbs, they can save you money in the long run. Because LED bulbs use less energy, you pay less in monthly utility bills. They also last significantly longer, so you spend less money on replacement bulbs.
2. LED Lights Are Bad for Your Eyes
Some people worry that adjusting to the brightness and different color light of LED bulbs will lead to problems and be rough on your eyes. If you’re not used to LED bulbs, there may be a small adjustment period. However, LED bulbs are generally easier on the eyes and help reduce common workplace injuries related to eye strain or headaches.
3. LED Bulbs Require Changing Your Fixtures
One of the most common misconceptions about LED light bulbs is that they require you to change out all your lighting fixtures. But so long as you have the right voltage, you should be able to use LED bulbs in any fixture that they can fit in. However, many LED bulbs are not compatible with dimmer switches. An LED bulb should still run in a fixture operating on a dimmer switch, but it may result in a shorter, less effective life span for your bulb.
4. LED Bulbs Last Indefinitely
LED bulbs are famous for their longevity, which is a primary reason many people invest in them. While you can get thousands of hours spread across several years with LED bulbs, they do not last indefinitely. Many LED light bulbs last between 20,000 to 25,000 hours.
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