Our modern LED floor lamps and tables are designed with an attention to detail and an eye towards the future. The future is sustainability, environmental friendliness, and of course, design aesthetics that are compatible in a wide range of settings.
Nothing we create is by accident. That’s why our designs are, front to back, engineered to be superior. This is one of the reasons that our lighting solutions make use of LEDs or light-emitting diodes.
They offer a significant number of benefits when compared to traditional lights such as incandescent and halogen bulbs, and even over the CFLs (compact fluorescent bulbs) that for a time were touted as a superior alternative.
Light-Emitting Diodes: Futuristic Superiority
LEDs are nothing new. They’ve been around for well more than 50 years. However, only in the past 20 years or so have they become widely commercially and residentially viable due to a drop in the price of semiconductors.
This is fortunate considering the following benefits that LEDs offer.
Arguably the greatest benefit of LED lighting comes from its energy efficiency. They are leagues more efficient than incandescent lights and even considerably more efficient than fluorescent lights, like CFLs, which were once popular for their energy efficiency.
According to the Department of Energy, LED lights use up to 75% less energy than incandescent lights, and in certain circumstances may be as much as 30% more energy efficient than CFLs.
This equates to less wasted electrical energy - better for the environment, and more affordable for the homeowner.
LED bulbs last much, much longer than incandescent lights. In fact, they are the longest lasting type of lighting on the market today.
Lifespan will of course vary according to usage and other factors, but some of the best LEDs in the industry will last upwards of 50,000 hours. Compare that to average figures for incandescent lights, at less than 1,000 hours, and CFLs, which last around 8,000 hours.
3. Less heat
This goes back to the energy efficiency of LED lights. Other, less efficient lights, like incandescent and halogen lamps, release wasted energy as heat instead of light. CFLs are better but still less efficient than LEDs.
Consequently, LEDs produce very little - almost no - heat, which can help keep cooling costs in a room down. Not significantly, for most residential settings, but every little bit helps.
4. Instant light up, frequent switching is no problem
Some types of lights, specifically fluorescent lights like CFLs, are temperamental in very cold conditions. Additionally, some lights have issues with frequent switching or constant on and off cycles.
LEDs do not and will reach their full brightness almost immediately once they are switched on.
Many lights emit 360° of illumination, which, though it might seem like a good thing, necessitates reflectors to get the most out of the light beam emission.
Many LED lights are directional, in which case the beam of light can either be adjusted or that they are designed to emit a 180° beam. In either case, they are much more efficient in their output.
Many modern LED floor lamps feature LEDs with dimmability technology, meaning the ambient light levels can be adjusted directly. This makes them perfect for mood lighting as well as functional area illumination - whatever you need when you need it most.
7. They’re tough
The vast majority of lights are made with glass bulbs which can break or shatter. If any air gets in because the light cracks, it will typically burn out.
Neither of these two things will happen with LEDs. First off, LEDs are SSLs, or Solid-State Lights, which are typically covered with a solid epoxy lens. There is no bulb to break, and since no air can get in (and it wouldn’t matter anyway) they can’t burn out like other sorts of lights.
8. Variety in color temperatures and color-rendering index
Modern LED lights are more than just white lights. They offer a wide range of color temperatures and great CRI, or color-rendering index, which gives a measurement of how well they illuminate true colors.
9. The greener option
Finally, LEDs are not made with any toxic components and can often be easily recycled. Contrast this with fluorescent lamps and halogen lamps, which contain mercury and halogen gas, respectively, both of which are highly toxic.
Modern LED Floor Lamps That Are Better for the Environment in More Ways Than One!
Regardless of whether our modern LED floor lamps appeals to the home decorator in you, know that they are all made with quality and sustainability in mind.
Not only do we use LEDs in the construction of our modern designs in table lamps and standing lamps, but we use an engineered wood called MDF, or medium-density fiberboard that is less impactful on the environment and which is extremely durable and strong.
Our lamps are also finished with a high-quality UV coating that leaves a long-lasting luster, is non-toxic, chemical-free, highly durable, and eco-friendly.
If you have any questions about our modern LED floor lamps, which are compatible with mid-century modern and minimalist aesthetics, and which are great as reading lamps and for area lighting in dining rooms, living rooms, bedrooms, offices and elsewhere, get in touch with us today.