7 Things You Didn't Know about LED Lighting!

7. LED bulbs can be six-seven times more energy efficient than conventional incandescent lights and cut energy use by more than 80 percent!

6. Good-quality LED bulbs have a lifespan of 25,000 hours or more – this is more than 25 times longer than traditional lights. Even if you never turned your lights off, this means your bulbs will last more than 3 years.

5. Incandescent bulbs release 90 percent of their energy as heat. LEDs are far more efficient and give off much less heat; this means they are safer to handle as well!

4. LEDs are everywhere! LEDs are used in a wide range of applications because of their unique characteristics, which include compact size, ease of maintenance, resistance to breakage, and the ability to focus the light in a single direction instead of having it go every which way.

3. Save the Earth, use greener energy! LEDs have a smaller environmental impact than incandescent bulbs. They also have an edge over compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) which has only grown over the years as LED technology steadily improves.

2. The first LED was invented by Nick Holonyak, Jr., while working for GE in 1962. A lot has changed since then as the technology for LEDs continues to get better with technological advancements and its cost has only dropped! This makes LEDs a viable and affordable lighting solution. By 2030, it's estimated that LEDs will account for 75 percent of all lighting sales.

1. In 2012, about 49 million LEDs were installed in the U.S. -- saving about $675 million in annual energy costs. Switching entirely to LED lights over the next two decades could save the U.S. $250 billion in energy costs, reduce electricity consumption for lighting by nearly 50 percent and avoid 1,800 million metric tons of carbon emissions. Imagine what it can do for you!