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Are LED lights safe?

In recent times, energy bills everywhere have risen by a significant amount. As a result, households and businesses alike should be doing all they can to look for ways to bring down their overall usage by finding practical energy-efficient solutions.

Lighting accounts for 11% of the average UK household electricity consumption. LED lighting is extremely energy efficient owing to their high lumen output per watt, which helps them convert a large amount of their energy into light. But what about the safety considerations of LED lighting?

We’ve taken it upon us to dig a little bit deeper and take a look into just how safe LED lights are.


LED lighting is safer than regular lighting

Whereas incandescent and halogen lighting contain filaments which heat up and burn out, LEDs contain diodes that conserve energy and use electricity considerably more efficiently.

person changing an LED bulb in a lamp

This means LED lights simply don’t reach the searing temperatures that regular lights do. After choosing our INUI LED lighting products, you will quickly discover they are a great deal safer to use than other forms of lighting.


Are LED lights are fire risk? 

When getting new electrical appliances and fittings for our homes, we all take time to consider any potential fire risks. After all, no one wants their loved ones or prized possessions to come to any harm or get damaged due to a house fire from overheated lights!

Fortunately, LED lights are able to stay relatively cool and don’t have a tendency to overheat and start a fire, since they can’t generate enough heat to do so. LEDs also pose much less of a fire risk in comparison to incandescent light bulbs for instance. Want to protect your home and keep you and your family safe from fire risks? LED lights are the best way to go.


LED lights are cool to touch

Burning your hand on a steaming hot light bulb can cause severe burns which require immediate medical attention. In family homes, the curious children playing with things always has the potential to cause accidents and safety risks.

You will be pleased to hear that LED lights are cool to touch, so installing them in your home means you won’t constantly run the risk of scalding yourself.


What is the lifespan of LED lights? 

Filament lights are infamous for popping and shattering when they burn out, and the shattering of glass always presents an inevitable safety risk to any person nearby. LED lights have a thick epoxy, and are resistant and don’t contain any components that can burn out or break.

hanging LED light bulbs

LEDs have a far greater lifespan and last longer than other forms of lighting. If you’re looking for a safe lighting solution for your home that is capable of standing the test of time, you can’t go far wrong with LEDs.


Eliminates the safety risks associated with poor visibility

LEDs have a significantly higher lumen per watt output compared to incandescent, fluorescent, and halogen lighting. This means that they are much brighter and manage to stay bright for much longer.

Do you worry about trip hazards or having an accident due to poor lighting and reduced visibility in your home? In that case, you will be relieved to know that using LEDs is a sure way to eliminate any safety concerns around poor visibility in your home.

It’s fine to switch your LED lights off at bedtime

Some people have particular concerns regarding the blue lights emitted by LEDs and nighttime exposure to them causing poor sleep and having a negative impact on your mental health. Much like lots of other things in life, it’s good to go with moderation when using LED lights.

Turn off your household LED lights when you go to bed at night, and remember to drag yourself away from your laptop, tablet, and mobile phone at night to help optimise the amount of sleep you get. 


LED lights are safe for your skin

Looking after your skin is important and something we should all make an effort to invest our time into. But are LED lights safe for your skin? The short answer is yes, and research has suggested that LED lights could provide benefits for skin conditions such as acne.

person touching an LED bulb

Worried about LED lights in your home undoing all that great work you’ve undergone in your skin care routine? Fear not, LED lights will not ruin your skin.  It’s a myth that LEDs contain ultraviolet rays and are bad for your skin.  


The latest UVC technology helps kill bacteria and microorganisms

Short wavelength UVC lighting can be effective at tackling sanitisation and safely getting rid of any bacteria and microorganisms lying around. It has widely been drawn on in China since the outbreak of the pandemic and is used to help clean hospitals and prevent infection across the globe.

It’s also handy that UVC sterilisation is a fast acting solution that can kill bacteria and microbes in a matter of minutes. Remember that UVC lights are powerful and can pose risks to your skin, whereas LED lighting is perfectly safe to use around the home.


LEDs can safely be used for residential and commercial applications

LED lights aren’t just ideal for the home, but can also be used for lighting installed in offices, retail spaces, factories, and so on by businesses. In fact, many products we use on a daily basis today such as tablets, smartphones, and modern TVs utilise LED backlighting. Modern business owners on the lookout for safe energy-efficient lighting solutions, look no further than LED lighting.

As a society, we know more today about the importance of conserving electricity than in times gone by. We have an array of safe LED technology products suitable for meeting your lighting needs. Get in touch by calling us on 01509 266355, or emailing us on sales@inui.co.uk