Constant innovation in the field of lighting has seen the birth of a new range of lighting products which have hit the market in the last few years; now LED lights are looking to fill the void left by wasteful halogen and incandescent bulbs, which are far less energy efficient than the newcomers.

LED light bulbs offer excellent value in the long term due to their longevity, despite their slightly increased initial outlay. The reason LED lighting will end up saving you money is due to the efficiency of the products, which use up to 90% less electricity than conventional lighting sources to produce the same brightness of light.  

The reason for the efficiency of LED lights is just how effectively they are at turning electricity into light, without wasting a lot of energy in the form of heat. Traditional lights on the other hand can lose the majority of their energy as heat, which not only makes them more expensive to run, but can also make them dangerous to touch.

In terms of statistics, the longevity of LED lights can best be illustrated by the fact that many LED bulbs can be used continuously for up to 50,000 hours without any visible dimming of the level of light produced, equating to up to 20 years of lighting.

The benefits of LED lighting are not only economical and environmental, they can also help to enhance your living space, creating a more atmospheric and subtle lighting solution than you would get from halogen or incandescent bulbs. In bathrooms, living rooms, kitchens and dining rooms across the country people are converting to LED lights, which can be installed into walls, on ceilings and in floors, to create the exact type of lighting to suit the room and its existing decor.

Another benefit, as if you needed one, is the instantaneous lighting LEDs provide. Whilst with some conventional light bulbs you will hit the switch and have to wait whilst the light flickers into life, LEDs provide their optimum level of light right away. There is also none of the annoying whirring noise that fluorescent lights in classrooms and offices sometimes make, which can certainly distract employees and pupils when they are trying their best to work.          

With so many LED lighting options out there at the moment many people are finding it difficult to decide on the best choice for their homes. There are plenty of leading names out there such as Toshiba, Megaman, GE Lighting and Osram, producing lighting which ranges from multicoloured, remote controlled decking lights to up or down lighting for the bathroom.