Ultra violet LightIn a world that is very much preoccupied with energy saving, energy efficiency, clean air, and eco-friendly systems, producers and manufacturers are always on their drawing boards trying to come up with a unique winning designs that incorporates all of these requirements in the ubiquitous products the modern world is using. Among the many products in the market today, nothing can come close to the energy efficiency and eco-friendliness of LED lighting.


For the average homemaker, an energy efficient lighting fixture can only mean one thing – greater savings for the family to be channeled for some other purpose. However, financial savings are not the only benefits of using LED lighting.


Keeps Vegetables and Fruits Fresher
Every wonder why the vegetable and fruit section of your neighborhood supermarket uses LED lights instead of natural lighting? Well, as it turns out, LED lights are relatively cooler compared to traditional lights. So that even if rows upon rows of LED downlights are illuminating your favorite fruit or vegetable, the absence of heat from the LED lighting keeps these food items fresh a lot longer. Try putting them outside on a hot summer day and within hours you will already have a wrinkled vegetable or fruit. Some experts believe that excessive ultraviolet radiation can reduce the amount of nutrients in food items by breaking down the chemical bonds in these nutrients. LED lights do not give off UV radiation and thus is great for food items.


Safe for Sensitive Materials
For centuries-old artifacts and museum pieces, it is often necessary to provide softer light that does not give off heat. Museum pieces or archeological finds are very sensitive to temperature extremes once removed from their excavation sites. They can easily crumble or warp to the heat, no matter how faint, of UV radiation-emitting light fixtures.


They Will Never Quit on You
The average lifespan of a LED light is around 35 thousand to 60 thousand hours or equivalent to 1,500 to 2,500 days or four to seven years. Compare this with the 42-day lifespan of an incandescent and the 335 days of fluorescent lamps. One thing for sure, LED lights will not simply quit on you without giving you ample time to find a replacement for them. They will eventually die out but will do so in a progressively dimmer manner.


No Annoying Bugs and Insects
One of the more annoying things about incandescent and fluorescent lamps is that they are magnets for insects and bugs. These lighting fixtures give off UV radiation that attracts these organisms. LED lights do not emit UV radiation so there will be no bugs to annoy you.


Reasonable Price
Comparing the energy-efficiency and lifespan of LED lights to that of other lighting fixtures, it will be quite obvious that LED lights, though more expensive upon purchase, are realistically more cost-effective in the long run. You may be paying more initially but the savings you will get along the way will be more than the difference of what you paid for and the price of the nearest non-LED lighting fixture. These are just five of the many other benefits of LED lighting fixtures.


The next time you go to your supermarket or your coffee shop and you see that they are using a LED light, ask them why and you will learn their reason could be any of the five we have mentioned here.