Factors which are reducing your LED lifespan

Your LED lights might not be lasting as long as they should be - how can you change this?

It’s no lie that LED lights are becoming more and more popular by the day – people are ditching their traditional light bulbs and replacing them with the modern, safer, energy efficient, long-lasting eco-friendly alternative. Unsurprisingly, the main reason people are choosing to switch to LED lights is that of their longevity properties (you ultimately save money). We have previously tried to explain how long your LED light will run for but, as expected, it’s completely subjective. For this reason, we’ve decided to explain all the factors that may be shortening the lifespan of your LED light bulb.


The most obvious reason why your LED light might not be lasting as long as you imagined – your usage is more than you initially thought. At home, lights typically stay on for a few hours at a time, longer in winter to summer etc. For businesses, some lights can stay on for 12 or 24 hours a day. Also, some lights, depending on their placement are kept on for quite a long time – think office lamps or kitchen spotlights.

Subsequently, the more you have the lights on for, the quicker they will burn out. Also, constantly turning your lamp on and off causes a little bit more wear and tear. The first step you can take to improve the longevity of your LED bulb is to be a tiny bit more mindful. Only use them when you need them and don’t keep using that switch. The second tip is to buy an LED light that will be designed for your needs (yes, there are different ones). Shop around for a high-quality bulb, especially if you know you’ll be using it quite a lot.


We kind of touched on this, some places require you to have your LED running for longer than, say, your shed light? However, did you know that certain outside locations can change your light works? Although LED lights are immeasurably better than incandescent models, they are still susceptible to external degree changes.

This is especially true for the bulbs which are sitting in volatile outside locations can have serious effects. Seriously cold weather will make your bulb brighten slower and swelteringly hot weather can actually cause your bulb to overheat. If you plan on having your LED light outside constantly, enclose them in a glass container (this can also look super nice), and try to avoid putting your lights near heaters inside.

Power source

You might already know this, it’s something we all learn but just seem to forget. When you’re buying your bulb make sure you match your wattages. Putting a higher watt bulb into a lower watt power source will cause the bulb to burn out quickly…and vice versa. Check your power sources and always check the bulbs wattage and energy rating. This will ensure lighting that will last long.

You can shop our extensive selection of LED light bulbs, when you find the perfect one for your usage, location and power source, you’ll really start to see the difference.

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