This post is the second in a series about disproving popular myths surrounding LED lights. We’ve already covered the myth that LEDs don’t save energy, and you can read it right here.
LED light bulbs are still new and mysterious to many of us, and many of us are fearful of putting these strange new devices into our own familiar light sockets. It’s a big change. Maybe some of you have even tried them out, tried them out and hated them. You didn’t like the light’s color, it made your paint look funny, or it just stopped working.
“LEDs just don’t work,” you hear. “They’re a passing fad.” “Don’t waste your money.”
At the time those concerns were probably valid, and to tell you the truth, for many LEDs they still might be.
LEDs Do More Than You Think….
So why do we call this qualm a myth? First, let’s look at all the industries that have made LEDs work for them: car manufacturers use them, TV makers swear by them, streetlight manufacturers have gone for them, and industrial developers can’t get enough. LEDs have helped all these industries, among others, create revolutionary products.
Looking at these industries, LEDs have helped them change for the better in a very rapid, very short time. So, even if you tried an LED light bulb in your home a year ago, 6 months ago, they’ve come a long way since then.
LED lights, in fact, have a number of features that allow them to work better than other, more familiar light sources. (more…)