Incandescent lights may be cheap, but are the savings worth the risks?

Incandescent light bulbs have been used for over 130 years, and while they may be cheap and easy to access, there are many dangers associated with using them. Not only can switching to LEDs save you energy and money, it can also help you avoid the dangers that are associated with incandescent lights. The following is a list of a few of the potential dangers associated with incandescent lights:

#1. Excess Heat

Incandescent light bulbs burn incredibly hot, and even bulbs with the lowest watts generate an impressive amount of heat. The heat from incandescent bulbs dissipates quickly, so as long as the surrounding area is clear, there is little risk of a fire. However, incandescent bulbs can cause fires if there isn’t enough clearance surrounding them.

#2. Exploding Bulbs

Incandescent lights bulbs contain air, and when the air in a light bulb is cold, the heat from the copper filament could cause an adverse reaction to the air in the bulb, which could cause the bulb to expand rapidly and burst.

#3. Eyesight Damage

Incandescent lights can be very bad for your eyes. Even 25-watt incandescent lights bulbs can lead to damage to your eyesight if there isn’t a shade or a cover over the light to protect your eyes.

These are just a few of the many potential dangers of incandescent light bulbs, and switching to LEDs is a great option for a variety of reasons. Find out if LEDs are the right solution for your office when you contact our energy management experts today!