LEDs are made from non-toxic materials, unlike fluorescent lighting that uses mercury that may pose a danger to the environment. LED’s are also recyclable and considered “green”.
LED lights generate virtually no heat therefore they are relatively cool to the touch and can be left on without incident or consequence if touched. LED’s produce 5% of the heat generated by incandescent bulbs. This virtually eliminates safety risks such as burns and fires.
LEDs are solid state lighting devices that are encapsulated in an epoxy resin enclosure, which makes LEDs vastly more durable that incandescent light bulbs or fluorescent lamps. LEDs also have a much greater life span reaching up to 20,000 to 50,000 hours.
LED POWER CONSUMPTION
LEDs are extremely energy efficient and consume up to 90% less power than incandescent bulbs for the same light output. Since LEDs use only a fraction of the energy of an incandescent light bulb, power costs are drastically reduced. Because of the LEDs low power consumption, power can be provided by smaller wall adapters delivering a safer 12VDC to the unit.