Mahlanders Appliance and Lighting is known for providing the most up-to-date inventory in the region. Mahlanders stays on-trend by sending our experienced purchasing team across the U.S. to trade markets discovering the latest national trends and setting higher standards for the Sioux Falls area. Not only paying attention to the latest styles but also looking into what is best for the environment by industry standards. That is why Mahlanders is looked to as the leader in LED lighting.
LED lighting offers the following benefits:
- Save energy
- Protect the environment
- Reduce maintenance costs
- Provide better light quality for improved visibility and safety
98% of the energy used by a traditional incandescent light bulb is lost as heat instead of light. LED light bulbs emit very little heat and are 80% more efficient than traditional lighting.
LED's lose their brightness slowly over time as opposed to instantaneously like an incandescent bulb. So a published 50,000 life actually means that after around approximately 50,000 hours of usage, you can expect your LED light to lose 30% of its original brightness. It may take years after that to lose another 30%. And you will never have to ask again how many people it takes to change a light bulb. LED lights can last about 50 to 100 times as long as an incandescent light bulb.
LED lifespan scenarios
- 50,000 hours powered 4 hours/day = 34 year lifespan
- 50,000 hours powered 8 hours/day = 17 year lifespan
- 50,000 hours powered 24 hours/day = 6 year lifespan
Another great benefit to LED lighting is that there are fewer restrictions on size. Unlike other types of lighting, LED’s are not restricted by size. They can be as small as 2mm in size or less which makes it possible to use them in places you could not use an ordinary bulb or lighting source. This opens up many doors of opportunity to light places never lit before.
LED’s are poised to replace traditional incandescent light bulbs. LEDs are rapidly becoming the preferred lighting solution of both professionals and residential users. LED technology is continually advancing - producing brighter lights with better color consistency and color rendering than traditional light sources.