Recently it seems that LED light fixtures are ubiquitous, from homes to restaurants and every office, workshop. Our ever accelerating adoption of LED lighting is changing their way designers and architects approach new products, and there are a lot of good reasons for it. LED lights are three times as energy efficient as an ordinary HID fixture and generally last three times as long. But this is only the beginning of the win-win situation.

However, energy efficiency is certainly an attractive characteristic it is not the only benefit of LED lighting. LEDs are able to create a much more even distribution of light than other sources. Unlike fluorescent bulbs, LEDs achieve their full brightness immediately, so energy isn’t wasted by leaving lights on unnecessarily in order to avoid warm up times. For commercial consumers this is one of the best and most cost effective reasons to retrofit with LEDs now.

At present, the good for the businesses employing these solutions is two-fold as energy efficiency tax incentives are helping to ease the burden of retrofitting with LEDs, and the energy savings that follow the retrofit will be immediate and lasting. These savings coupled with the fact that LEDs are perfect for such a wide range of applications make it obvious that the future of lighting is all about LEDs. But what are the real world applications for the consumers of LED fixtures?

In commercial growing situations, LEDs mean more frequent harvests with 85% less energy used. Commercial buildings can use LEDs in almost all of the applications that they currently use other light sources. Since many different color LEDs are now available, they can be used in a wide range of creative applications from venue lighting, to artistic installations, and their water and cold resistance makes them the perfect choice for exterior illumination.

Due to their relative low heat emissions, LEDs are perfect for use in private homes, and their low energy consumption is a huge selling point for homeowners looking to lower their monthly utility bills. While small business owners can avail a good opportunity for a number of tax incentives of retrofitting and lower their monthly cost of display lighting.

Since LEDs are so promising despite their small size, they are perfectly suited for use in transportation applications such as roadway and public transportation lighting.

The consensus among lighting industry professionals is now unanimous that LED lighting is the future for nearly all lighting applications, and their dominance within the industry will only increase. For these reasons, anyone considering new construction or retrofitting of old construction should contact an LED lighting specialist immediately in order to take advantage of the many attractive features of LED lighting.