Sodium Lamps vs. LEDs

Numerous urbanized countries and cities are now turning to LEDs as a light source for public light, especially for street lamps. The main reason for this is that these bulbs are inexpressive to maintain and last much longer than halogen lights. The light-emitting diode or LED has taken the consumer market to a whole new level of power friendly and efficient light fixtures. These lights have been around for a while now, but only recently have they been used as a main light source. The LED technology has developed through the years creating consumer products, covering everything from light bulbs to headlights for cars. In a more public setting, LED light bulbs are being used for street lamps, parking area posts, and traffic lights

Sodium past When it comes to public safety, it’s proven that areas that are well lit are less prone to crimes and accidents. Sodium lights are the most common light bulbs used in street lamps. They give out a strong yellow hue and are effective enough to light up large spaces. However, the initial cost of maintaining and keeping these bulbs lit is pretty big. It would take millions to assure they turn on every day from dusk till dawn. 

LEDs LEDs, compared to sodium bulbs, are different. They don’t use as much energy, in fact they only use a fraction of it. They also don’t need time to warm up so when they get turned on, they produce the light right away. They also last longer, years longer. Maintenance is easier since LEDs don’t need to be changed frequently. Lastly, LEDs are much brighter compared to sodium lights. An LED bulb gives out a cool, bluish tone to its beam, which makes it brighter. Because of this, it’s ideal for outdoor lighting.


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