Common Myths About LED Lighting

Our team at Lake Electric Co. Inc. has extensive experience in the electrical industry, and we offer a wide variety of services. Over the years, we have helped countless business owners make upgrades to their facilities, and we are eager to help you do the same. If you are thinking about replacing your existing lighting with LED lighting, our experts can make it happen for you.

However, we encourage you to be wary when searching for information about the topic, as not everything is factual. In this article, we’ll go over some of the most common myths about LED lighting so you can make an informed decision on the matter.

  • Myth: LED Lighting is not Compatible with Existing Light Fixtures – It’s true that early LED lighting was not designed to work with existing light infrastructure, but the technology has come a long way since then, and there are now many options designed to fit into existing bulb sockets. However, if you want to truly overhaul your lighting system, we encourage you to work with our team to design a full LED retrofit.
  • Myth: LED Lighting is Always Too Bright – One of the chief advantages of LED lighting is its superior light output for minimal energy. Unfortunately, LEDs are so bright that it has caused some people to become annoyed, and it didn’t help that many early LEDs were not compatible with dimmer switches. Our team can design an LED lighting scheme that allows you to adjust the light levels to your satisfaction.
  • Myth: LED Lighting is not Worth the Cost – A third myth about LED lighting is that it’s not worth the upfront cost of installation. While LED lighting does have a higher initial cost for installation than standard fluorescent or incandescent bulbs, the long-term value makes the cost well worth it. LEDs not only consume far less energy than any other lighting option, meaning they will save you money on your utility bills, but they can also last for years or even decades, so you’ll save on replacement costs as well.