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Halogen Light Bulbs vs Leds – Weigh Your Options and Take Your Pick

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Comparing halogen light bulbs with LEDs is like comparing apples with oranges. They are poles apart in every way. The mere fact that LEDs are hi-tech is reason enough to consider them for use as underwater boat lights. Being hi-tech they are also convenient for any fishing enthusiast.

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Halogen Light Bulbs vs Leds – Weigh Your Options and Take Your Pick

  1. 1. Comparing halogen light bulbs with LEDs is like comparing apples with oranges. They are poles apart in every way. The mere fact that LEDs are hi-tech is reason enough to consider them for use as underwater boat lights. Being hi-tech they are also convenient for any fishing enthusiast. The real question is how are LEDs superior when compared with bulbs? The reasons are many and they are: Longevity One noticeable distinction between halogen light bulbs and LEDs is in terms of their longevity. LEDs are long-lasting for a maximum of 80,000 hours. Conversely, halogen light bulbs have longevity of anywhere between 2,000 and 6,000 hours. Moreover, halogens aren’t dependable in the sense that they may die all of a sudden without any prior indication.
  2. 2. LEDs on the contrary are far more dependable as the strength of the light emitted diminishes gradually. Therefore even after 80,000 hours of usage, the LEDs can be used for another 80,000 hours at a reduced strength. The lifespan of a LED is usually denoted as L70% life. When there is loss of light of over 30%, only then can the human eye detect it. LEDs are therefore user-friendly as the brightness of the light is stable until it gradually becomes weaker or in other words loses strength. The way they work and how efficient are they? Halogen light bulbs use electricity for heating up filaments made of tungsten. As the tungsten filaments become hot, they generate light. LEDs generate light by transmitting electrical current among electrodes. The procedure that is followed to generate light from LEDs is more efficient when compared with a Halogen bulb. Halogen bulbs are able to convert 10% of its energy to produce light and a whopping 90% is nothing but heat that is generated to convert its 10% of energy to light. LEDs on the other hand have 80% efficiency. Bulbs don’t have to be changed
  3. 3. LED bulbs don’t need to be changed regularly. Most halogen bulbs though have longevity of 5,000 hours only and therefore changing the bulbs after they become weak is necessary. Power consumed is low and electrical charge not required at start-up LED underwater boat lights consume very little power and currents required while starting up are negligible. Anyone looking for underwater lights for boat would find that underwater lights equipped with bulbs would have electrical charges of 18 amps at start-up. What this means is that the lights ought to be switched on gradually and in stage. In a few instances switching on the lights may take as much as 25 minutes for all lights to be switched on. LEDs can be switched on simultaneously and yet the generators wouldn’t be overburdened. Colour consistency LED underwater boat lights consistently emit light with colour temperature being perfect which means; consistently there is radiance in underwater lighting. With bulbs though, it’s impossible to exactly match colours. Protection from toxic matter
  4. 4. LEDs are protected as far as harmful substances are concerned. LEDs are safe Comparing LEDs and halogen bulbs from a safety standpoint, LEDs are far safer lighting than halogen bulbs as they don’t burn leading to possible fires. Eco-friendly People are becoming increasingly conscious about how lighting is used so as to ensure that environmental impact is minimal. Out of the total energy generated on the planet, 25% is used to light up our planet which is a lot considering the fact that there is a dearth of global resources of renewable energy. Hence the necessity of developing enhanced, cost-effective and far more efficiently lighting our planet. With the technology of LED lighting, solutions to counter any challenging situation is at one’s fingertips.

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