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Are you looking for more energy-efficient, environmentally friendly, and cost-effective lighting for your home or office? Here’s the breakdown of LED vs Fluorescent Lighting and why opting for LED is always the better option.

Whether it’s your home or office, lighting plays a huge role in the comfort and functionality of your space. Taking the time to carefully consider the right type of lighting products for your needs has many benefits, including:

  • Greater productivity
  • Enhanced value of your home or your office space
  • A more aesthetically pleasing environment
  • Lower electrical costs

From Fluorescent Lighting to LED Retrofits, FML Meets All Your Unique Lighting Needs

Whether you want to light up a new space, or you want to replace your old fluorescent lighting with the more cost-effective and environmentally friendly LED bulbs, our lighting experts have the experience and tools to get the job done as quickly and efficiently as possible.

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LED vs Fluorescent Lighting: Which One Should You Choose?

Whether you are looking for residential or commercial indoor/outdoor lighting solutions, you have a variety of options, including fluorescent and LED lighting. Although the former has long been a favourite for offices and workspaces, it does have its drawbacks when compared to the more technologically-advanced LED lighting, including:

1. Shorter Lifespan

One of the biggest drawbacks of fluorescent lighting is that its lifespan is much lower than that of LEDs, and this mostly has to do with its inefficiency when being turned on and off. To give you a better picture:

  • LED Lifespan: Approximately 50,000 Hours
  • Fluorescent Light Lifespan: Approximately 9,000 Hours

This huge difference means that LED bulbs are much easier to maintain and will require fewer repairs and replacements, greatly lowering your long-term lighting costs.


2. Higher Energy Consumption

Are you struggling with huge electrical bills? Then maybe it’s time to switch to LED lighting. LEDs consume one-third of the power that fluorescent lights do because they require less heat to produce the same amount of light. This means they will last longer and save you a lot of money when it comes to your electricity bills.


3. They Give Off UV Light

Fluorescent lights emit light in the non-visible light spectrum (UV) which causes colours to fade in fabrics and signage, while also causing eye strain and fatigue. On the other hand, LED bulbs don’t emit UV light, making them better for your health.

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4. They Cannot Perform As Well as LED Lights

When it comes to lighting performance, LED lights will outperform their traditional fluorescent lighting every time. This is because LEDs distribute light using a multi-point design, which provides a more even foot-candle.

5. LEDs come in a range of colours

In addition to the even distribution of light provided by LEDs, they also come in a wide range of colour temperatures to suit your unique needs. They can be customized to your preferences, which is something that traditional fluorescent lights just cannot offer.

6. Fluorescent Lights Contain Mercury

One of the most important differences between fluorescent lights and LEDs is that there is no mercury or glass content with LED lighting. Not only does this mean that LEDs are more environmentally friendly, they are also much safer.


Enquire About an LED Retrofit

Are you looking to make the switch from fluorescent lighting to LED? At FML, we offer comprehensive LED retrofit services that will allow you to make the change quickly and affordably. To find out more, contact our Calgary office at 403-863-8529, fill in our online contact form, or visit our office at PO Box 218, Chestermere PO. 

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