We’ve already discussed the benefits of switching over to LED lights. However, there are some common misconceptions we hear when we recommend upgrading to LED lighting. Most of which is inaccurate or not true.
LED Lighting Is Expensive
First of all, LED lighting is considered expensive, which is true to an extent they are more expensive to buy than traditional incandescent light bulbs.
LED’s last a lot longer though and are cheaper to run. So in fact quickly work out cheaper than buying traditional style light bulbs.
The cost of LED bulbs has reduced significantly in the last few years as well.
Consider an LED bulb will last up to 20000 hours. So with the average household usage, they will last around 15 years before you need to change the bulb.
So they are not only cheaper to run but last a lot longer as well, it’s clear LED bulbs are much better value for money than traditional bulbs.
LED Bulbs Are Weak
Another rumour is that LED bulbs only Emit weak light and are nowhere near as bright as other light bulbs, this isn’t true.
LED bulbs emit the same light but at a much lower wattage.
For example, a 6-8 watt LED bulb will emit the same amount of light as a 60-watt incandescent bulb.
As you can see this is a significant saving in electricity which quickly dispels another common myth that LED bulbs don’t save power
LED Lights Are Non-Dimmable
Dimmable lights allow setting of the ambience and mood of each room in your home. Some people think that LED bulbs cannot be dimmed, which is true to an extent.
Standard LED bulbs cannot be dimmed
Dimmable LED bulbs can be dimmed
So if you want the dimming option simply buy dimmable LED bulbs
Unlike traditional bulbs LED bulbs brightness is not determined by voltage. LED bulbs turn themselves on and off in fractions of a second to set the level of lights.
Don’t worry you won’t notice them turn on and off and if you do notice any flickering it’s down to your dimmer switch and not the actual dimmable LED bulb itself.
All LED Bulbs Are White
No they are not!
The original LED Bulbs were all white, but now they’re available in various shades so you can match lighting colour exactly to your taste.
LED Bulbs Are Toxic
What about hazardous materials?
There’s a story that goes around that broken LED bulbs require a professional cleaning up company to remove the mercury.
Don’t worry this is just a story.
LED bulbs don’t contain any mercury or any other toxic or harmful materials.
LED Bulbs Last For Life
By now you should be convinced that’s LED bulbs are the way forward.
The final misconception is that LED bulbs will last forever.
Nothing lasts forever and like everything else on the planet your LED bulbs will slowly deteriorate over time and will need replacing at some point