LED strips can last, on average, up to 50,000 hours. This equates to around six years of continuous use. Some manufacturers even predict longer. Compared to incandescent lights which last up to 1,000 hours, and fluorescent lights which last up to 15,000, it is clear that LED strips come out on top in terms of lifespan. In addition to this, LED lights don’t “burn out” as other light bulbs do. This means you get a longer life span, without comprising on the quality of the source. If you’re unsure how long a specific strip should last for, it is a requirement for the manufacturer to state it on the packet.
For this reason, LED strips are often a popular choice for medium to large-scale internal and external projects, like residential and commercial builds…and is not just because of their long lifespan. LED produces a much higher grade and brighter light than other light sources; one that stands out and accentuates key features no matter the weather.
How to Make Led Lights Last Longer
In order to get the most out of their 50,000 hour lifespan, you should install your LED strips with aluminium profiles. These dissipate harmful heat and can offer some protection from moisture. Not to mention that profiles will also throw light further as it narrows the LED light beam.
Factors That Could Shorten the Lifespan of an LED Strip
Operating at a high temperature, usually above 60°C, can shorten the lifespan of LEDs. However, this can be helped with an aluminium profile. Other than that, the LED strip light is pretty much a flawless method to light up a space however you desire.
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