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About LED Light Bulbs
With the vast technology expansion in lighting over the past decade, many improvements have been made to Thomas Edison’s original idea. Straying away from the old incandescent, fluorescent and halogen light bulbs is a hard transition for any household. But with the innovation of more efficient, cost-effective and longer lasting LED light bulbs, the lighting transition in your home is made easy.
LED, also known as Light Emitting Diode utilizes a heat sink and a semiconductor chip to produce light. The technology of an LED light bulb has the potential of emitting 7,500 lumens of light while consuming only 100 watts. With a built-in heat sink, the bulbs also prevent themselves from degradation and overheating. This means that your LED light bulb has the same lighting capability it has from day 1, at day 1000. You’ll be able to obtain unsurpassed efficiency, extended product life, and high light output all in one single light bulb.
At Westside Wholesale, we believe in “Going Green.” LED light bulbs have the potential of saving millions of tons of waste per year caused by improper disposal of incandescent, fluorescent and halogen light bulbs. This reduces the amount of Carbon Dioxide emissions, and helps for the redevelopment of our o-zone layer. Furthermore, the LED technology allows for at least 50,000 hours of usage. Imagine having to replace your light bulbs once every 17 years!
Although Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs may last up to 10,000 hours of life, CFL light bulbs require longer start-up times, and can get very hot. The same can be said about halogen light bulbs, which can be a certain risk for fire hazards. Because of the hundreds of electrical components in a CFL light bulb, it is more likely that the CFL light bulb you have bought can underperform under promised standards and/or fail. Estimated failure rates from known magazine publishers, state that 2-13% of CFL light bulbs have had early failures. CFL light bulbs have also been known to cause cancer through constant exposure of the UV rays emitted from the light bulbs.
Halogen and Incandescent spectrums both produce high levels of mercury that are not safe when shattered or improperly disposed. These light bulbs produce heat, have the potential to shatter and are not environmentally safe. Incandescents have an average lifespan of 1500 hours, which converts to changing out a light bulb every few months. Although the initial cost of purchasing incandescent light bulbs may seem more tempting, the cost span over many years is much greater than that of LED light bulbs.