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Pros and Cons of LED Recessed Lighting

Posted on January 7th, 2019 by Jupiter Tequesta

The type of bulb for lighting fixtures must be carefully considered. LED recessed lighting is popular for recessed wall lights. Here are some advantages and disadvantages to recessed lighting.

The Pros

We know LED lights save energy and offer substantial savings as time passes. This is because LED lights operate at a much cooler temperature than traditional light bulbs.

Incandescent light bulbs provide a life of approximately 1,000 hours, but fluorescent bulbs burn for roughly 10,000 hours. LED lights offer 50,000 hours of light and can reach 100,000 hours. The light bulbs are replaced less frequently, providing additional savings. LED light bulbs are less expensive to use in comparison to fluorescent or incandescent bulbs.

We have installed LED lights in places unsafe for other bulbs since they burn cooler. This dramatically reduces the chance of a fire for recessed lighting set into the ceiling or walls. Numerous recessed lighting kits have specific ratings according to heat or fire damage potential. Using LED lights in these kits is safer, saves money and provides exceptional lighting. LED lights are extremely durable. LED lights do not usually go bad or break if dropped or subjected to rough handling. This provides extra savings for the future.

The Cons

The biggest issue we have seen regarding LED lighting is the quality of the actual light being emitted. Some people believe LED lights provide a weaker light than either fluorescent or incandescent bulbs or that the light does not look as realistic. These individuals will argue the light provided by LED bulbs has a bluish tint that gives the room a clinical appearance as opposed to natural. It is important to understand the majority of these opinions regarding LED lighting are based on notions that have become outdated. The potential for LED lights has improved as time has passed.

At Jupiter-Tequesta we offer a wide variety of electrical services. Whether you’re looking for expert landscape lighting installation or new wiring for appliances, we’re here to help. Contact us today at 561-747-5740 for emergency or routine installations or repairs.


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