LED (light emitting diodes) lighting presents many advantages over incandescent light sources. These advantages include lower energy consumption, longer life and smaller size.
There are several distinct advantages to using LED lighting instead of halogen or HID (high intensity discharge) lighting. First is the considerable energy savings. LED lighting uses approximately 75% less energy to operate than other lighting systems currently in place. The money saved can be quite substantial. LEDs last a very long time. The quality LED products will last up to 40,000 hours of use. This means the LED fixture will last approximately fifteen years when in use from dusk to midnight every day of the year.
Installation of an LED lighting system will cost a little more than a halogen system. But the value of an LED lighting system is far superior. With LED, a system will be able to use a lower wattage transformers, lighter gauge (smaller) wire, and requires less time to install overall, Because of the advantages in longer life, lower maintenance expenses, and greater energy savings, the investment in an LED lighting system will essentially cost 50% less over the life of the system than a halogen system.