Linear LED VS. Linear Florescent Lighting: A Comparison

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Regardless of whether you are changing the lighting of your home or office, you need to make sure you make a well-researched decision rather than just randomly picking the first option that you come across. Buying and installing new lighting takes up a lot of money so you want to make sure that you make the rest investment in order to get the best results. Linear florescent lighting was the most popular choice and you can still find it numerous homes and businesses and offices but overtime LED lighting has taken over and become very popular. So, in case you are confused between the two options, you can read the following comparison between the two options below.

  • First of all, in terms of upfront cost, linear LED lighting will cost you comparatively more than linear florescent lighting will. However, the cost saving by LED lights can later match up with the initial price in the long run.
  • Florescent lights can last upto an average of 10,000 hours and over which is a long time for lighting, however, LED lights lasts an average of 20,000 hours and over making them even more long lasting than florescent lights.
  • In terms of cost savings, florescent lights do not consume as much energy, so they do save your cost but LED lights have even lower energy consumption, so you can save up to 40% of your energy bill and over.
  • LED lights do not contain mercury in them, florescent lights on the other hand have mercury present as an active ingredient but it is in a low amount that is not harming or damaging to our health, however mercury is toxic and needs to be handled differently.

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