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LED LightsLight-emitting diodes, or LED lights, are becoming an increasingly popular lighting source for anything from holiday decorations to kitchen fixtures.  Before making the switch, it is important to know what makes LED lights different in both the good and bad ways.

LED Pros

  • LED lights last longer than incandescent lights.
  • LED lights are more efficient in their power usage.
  • LED light bulbs do not emit heat like other light bulbs.  This is a pro in more ways than one.  If you accidentally touch one that’s on, you are less likely to burn your hand.  Also, less heat coming from light makes your home cooler, which also allows for less money to be spent on cooling during the summer.
  • Directional light is produced with LED lights, which allows for light to be projected out rather than lost within a fixture.

LED Cons

  • The initial expense of installing or transferring to LED lights can be high.
  • The light produced by LED lights is quite different from incandescent lights and may be considered by some to have a lower quality of color and light.

Although this is not an all inclusive list, it is enough to get started. If you have questions or would like more information about having LED lights installed, contact us at 5 Star Electrical LLC today.