When it comes to LED lighting, it’s important to know what to believe and what’s just a myth.

In a typical office or workplace, lighting is the biggest portion of the energy spend, so it makes sense to start with lighting when you want to start saving more energy. Replacing your old incandescent lights with LEDs is a great way to save, but there are many common myths out there that may make you think twice about switching to LEDs. Luckily, our energy management professionals are here to set the record straight. The following is a list of some of the most common myths about LEDs:

Myth #1. LEDs are over priced.

When compared to incandescent lights, the initial cost of LEDs is certainly a whole lot higher. However, when you think of the cost, you should also consider the lifespan and efficiency, not just the initial cost. You may pay more upfront for LEDs, but they’ll last a lot longer and they’ll save you more every month.

Myth #2. LEDs don’t provide adequate light quality.

At one time, this was true, but with new technology, LEDs are bright enough to meet all of your needs. Today, LED lights are often used when only the brightest lights can do the trick. Traffic signals, for instance, need to be bright enough to be visible during the brightest part of the day, and traffic engineers rely on LEDs for traffic signals time and time again.

These are just a couple of the many myths about LED lighting that you need to stop believing. Stay tuned for our next blog to learn the truth about more LED myths.