How LED Lighting Works—and How It Helps You Cut Costs

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You’ve probably heard a lot about LED lighting but wondered if it really offers the cost savings some say it does. Here are some answers to FAQs about LED lighting and how it works.

What is LED lighting?

Short for light emitting diode, LED lighting produces light about 90% more efficiently than the lightbulbs we’ve traditionally used in the past. “An electrical current passes through a microchip, which illuminates the tiny light sources we call LEDS and the result is visible light,” according to

What are the advantages of using LED lighting?

Using LED lighting instead of incandescent and fluorescent lighting has several advantages. Here are a few of those advantages:

  • They are 300% more efficient than compact fluorescents and 1,000% more efficient than incandescents, so they consume a lot less energy.

  • They have a long life—typically 50,000 hours of use compared with 1,000 for a 60-watt incandescent bulb.

  • With their longer life, they will save you money.

  • They do not contain any dangerous parts.

Are there any disadvantages to LED lighting?

LED lighting tends to be more expensive than traditional lighting, although the extra costs still may work out to long-term savings, due to their longer life. This is why LED lighting is associated with cost savings. 

Where Is LED lighting used?

LED lighting is used in many lighting situations. In fact, if you visit the lighting section of a store, you’ll likely find more LED options than fluorescent or incandescent nowadays. LED lighting also works well for exterior lighting, including landscaping, pool, and dock lighting. 

How can I learn more about LED lighting options for my home or business?

Let Arbor Illuminations guide you on your journey to eco-friendly, cost-conscious LED lighting. We are aware of the latest LED lighting trends and can answer any other LED lighting questions that you may have. Give us a call, and let us shed light on LED lighting.

Arbor Illuminations Sheds Light on Your Home or Business

Arbor Illuminations prides itself on providing an unparalleled customer experience by designing elegant and functional architectural and landscaping lighting systems while using cutting-edge installation methods and components to guarantee system longevity. Arbor Illuminations works directly with homeowners, property managers, custom-home builders, architects, and contractors in Sarasota, Siesta Key, Bird Key, Casey Key, Longboat Key, Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, and Lakewood Ranch. We are the premier landscape lighting design firm for all of Southwest Florida. Call us today at 941.444.5554, or visit us online for more information. You can also submit a design consultation online.