There are four major advantages to LED lighting:
- LEDs have an extremely long lifespan relative to every other lighting technology (including LPS and fluorescent lights but especially compared to incandescent lights). New LEDs can last 50,000 to 100,000 hours or more.
- LEDs are extremely energy efficient relative to every other commercially available lighting technology. There are several reasons for this including the fact that they waste very little energy in the form of infrared radiation (heat), and they emit light directionally (over 180 degrees versus 360 degrees which means there are far fewer losses from the need to redirect or reflect light).
- Very high light quality
- No maintenance costs and hassle