You know that LED (Light Emitting Diodes) lights are superior to traditional lights, so what's stopping you from making the change? Is it the initial cost of replacing your vehicle or work lights with an LED version?
Switching to LED lights can make a direct impact on the safety of your vehicle, your property and yourself. A vehicle that lights up brighter and faster means less accidents. A work lamp that shines further and brighter means a better and safer place to work. All the benefits of LED lights add up to big savings for you.
This is a good time of year to re-evaluate your working lights and get prepared for a potential dark and extreme upcoming winter season.
Here are the top 10 reasons to switch to LED lights:
1. LEDs Light up Faster.
LED's illuminate 200 milliseconds faster than incandescent bulbs. This means that the car or truck behind you will see your break lights, signals and emergency lights faster. At 65 mph this could mean as much added time as the length of a car.
2. LEDs Reach Further.
LED lights have a broader reach. The light is more spread out instead of pin-pointed. In a 2013 article on Overdrive Online, a driver tested the Truck-Lite LED headlights on his Freightliner Cascadia. He noticed that not only could he see much more on the sides of the roads than he could before, but he also could see further down the road with his low-beams on then he could with his previous lights.
3. LEDs Last Longer.
With incandescent or halogen lights, the strength and effectiveness slowly fade. The driver may not even realize that it's 20% or 50% less bright. LED lights stay the same strength until the end. Most LED lights will last 100,000 hours or more.
4. LEDs Weather Better.
LED Lights withstand extreme cold and extreme heat much better than incandescent or halogen lamps. This is especially important for exterior truck lights, markers, brake lights and emergency lights. You don't want your lights not working in an emergency weather event.
5. LEDs Can Save you a Ticket.
Since LED lights last much longer than standard lights, the chances of the mandatory lights on your vehicle dying out are less likely. They'll last longer and burn brighter longer - giving you fewer opportunities to be caught with a burnt-out light.
6. LEDs are Not Sensitive to Vibrations
Because LED lamps don't use fragile wire filaments that stretch, weaken and eventually fail, LED lights are less vunerable to shock and vibrations. They are especially well-suited to off-road, heavy duty and extreme heavy duty applications.
7. LEDs Don't Attract Insects.
This may not seem like a huge issue, but if you are out in the late summer fields with a LED work light or two, or stopped on a road in an emergency - you'll be glad that the insects are not attracted to your lights.
8. LEDs Put Off Very Little Heat
This will be greatly appreciated when working near a LED work lamp. This feature can also save you energy if you are running interior lights in your vehicle. By not heating up the interior of your vehicle from the lights, you don't need to run the a/c as much.
9. LEDs Come in Colors
Incandescent lights rely on lenses to create a colored light effect, which fade and crack over time. LED lights are available in all kinds of colors and therefore can use a clear or matching colored lens. The end result will still be the color of the diode itself. LEDs come in everything from basic red to purple.
10. LEDs Save You Money
Most of the reasons listed above result in LED lights saving you money over conventional lights. They'll last longer, shine brighter, illuminate further and save you from adding heat to your space. The initial investment in switching to LED lights will quickly be offset by the higher quality working conditions and the longevity of your lights.
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