Do LED lights burn out? Here are the best places to use them in your home.

Feb 14, 2022

If you have decided to make the switch to LED light bulbs, you may be wondering if they will burn out quickly or not. Although they may not burn out immediately, like any light bulb they are destined to burn out eventually. However, they are the longest-lasting light bulb you will likely come across, making them an ideal and low maintenance option for your residential home. Continue reading to learn more about LED lights, and the best places you can use them in your home.

First of all, allow us to provide a quick explanation on how LED lights work. LED stands for Light-emitting diodes which are tiny semiconductors that are powered from voltage. Each LED light bulb is composed of diodes that then exude light from the bulb. This is convenient as if one diode burns out, the rest continue working. Also, these diodes tend to be much more reliable and durable than fluorescent or incandescent light bulbs. Majority of LED lights are expected to last between 25,000 and 50,000 hours, depending on the brand you buy or quality you choose. This is an incredible amount of time in comparison to fluorescent or incandescent options that range from 500-8,000 hours. 

Now, where are the best places to use LED lights in your home? Any area of your home with high traffic, such as a living room where your family often spends time together, your kitchen, entryway or bathroom. Your porch or patio is another area that may be ideal for LED lighting, as those lights are often left on throughout the night for safety reasons. Any space where you are constantly switching the lights on and off is perfect for LED lights as they have an incredible lifespan. No need to worry about grabbing your ladder and constantly switching a burnt out light bulb with LED lights!

Although these lights are known for their long lifespan, there are factors that may contribute to them burning out before their time. It may be a bad electrical connection that is affecting the amount of voltage the light is receiving, or the possibility of the lights overheating due to the sensitivities of the components that make up LED lights. It is also possible to have a bad batch that slipped through a quality check or was somehow damaged. In this case, it is important to check for a warranty or the retailer you purchased your lights from for a possible refund. 

When considering installing new LED lights, it is important to have a knowledgeable, professional electrician to assist the installation process or give insight on which spots of your home would benefit most from an LED option! Since 2003, our team of experts at AJ’s Electrical Service & Repair have been assisting customers throughout the Lower Mainland with their electrical needs. Contact us today for assistance or more information on LED lighting.

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