The Pros and Cons of Hinkley Ceiling Lights
Since their introduction in the 60’s as an electronic component, LED (Light-Emitting Diode)
bulbs have come a long, long way. From the earliest LEDs, which
only emitted low-frequency infrared light (used in devices such as TV remotes –the
bulb in the top of many remotes still being an infrared LED to communicate with
a sensor on the device they work on), LED lights now come in the full visible
spectrum of light, and even ultraviolet light!
Of course, of greatest interest to home and business owners is the
visible spectrum – primarily white light. Many people have likely seen or owned
an LED flashlight or reading light; but did you know that full lighting
fixtures that utilize LED are on the market today? Among them are Hinkley
ceiling lights, pendant lights and others. Those of you who may have used LED
lights for task lighting or accent lighting likely already know all about them;
but for those of you who may not have used LEDs, read on.
As with any fairly new product, LED lights for home use – primarily
for ambient lighting purposes – still have some flaws in addition to their up
sides. Whether Hinkley LED ceiling lights and the like will be right for you
will depend on these factors.
Cons of LED Ceiling Lights/LED
The biggest issue with LED lights is that, when compared to
Fluorescent bulbs and tubes, they are more expensive as an initial purchase,
which makes the purchase of LED lights for a full house more immediately costly
than other bulb types. This extra cost is offset in the long-run, but for homeowners
on a budget, lighting a full house via LED can be restrictive. To counteract
this, consider lighting only the most used rooms with LED and then slowly
upgrading other lights as time goes on.
Another con for homeowners is that insects are more attracted to
LED lights than to others, which makes them potentially unattractive for use
outside or in warmer climates where more insects may be drawn to one’s home.
And the Pros of LED Lights!
LED lights are also more energy efficient
, saving you money in the long run and helping the environment –
they are up to 25 times more efficient than incandescent bulbs and last much
longer. In addition to this, LED lights "die” much more slowly than
incandescent or fluorescent bulbs – reports claim as much as twice to three
times the useful life of the average fluorescent. They don’t die out suddenly and
entirely, but are rather more prone to very slowly dimming with use, which
means that they can remain in use for longer and be replaced at a pace that you
feel is necessary as they dim.
As regards dimming, LED lights are also excellent for dimmable
installations, letting you save more energy and set the level of light in your
home with dimmer switches and other such products.
Depending on your
individual needs, LED Hinkley ceiling lights could be a good addition to your
home! As long as you can afford the initial purchase of the LED lights, you
could save long-term. Also, LED technology evolves more and more with each
year, which means that in the future, even better options may open up – as well
as potential fixes to the issues listed here.