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What are the advantages and disadvantages of LEDs?
From: The Site Author: LIGHTUP LED DateTime: 2013-7-13


What are the advantages and disadvantages of LEDs?


What are the advantages of LEDs compared with conventional incandescent lights? 

There are several obvious advantages LEDs have over traditional incandescent light bulbs, they are as follows:
  • Low power consumption 
  • energy saving;
  • Long lasting,
  • Cold lighting,
  • Ruggedness,
  • Small size and weight,
  • Fast switch times,
  • Simple to use. 


What are the disadvantages LEDs exhibit compared with incandescent or florescent bulbs? 

We have seen so many advantages LEDs have over incandescent light and florescent bulbs, so what about the disadvantages?
  • The most significant disadvantage is the light output limitation of LEDs. Currently available LEDs emit limited amount of lights at a relatively small angle range, while incandescent and florescent light bulbs illuminate in all directions. 
  • The second significant disadvantage is the high prices of LEDs. The currently available LEDs in the market are 3 ~ 10 times more expensive than equivalent incandescent light bulbs. This is why some customers still hesitate to buy LED products even though LEDs have so many obvious advantages over incandescent bulbs and people actually can save money by using LED products in the long run. 


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