Canada's favourite online provider of the most popular American and Canadian brands.

Hinkley LED Ceiling Lights: Pros and Cons

Back to Home

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 Ambient Lighting

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.