One of the biggest differences between LEDs and halogen light bulbs is their lifespan. LEDs can last up to 80,000 hours. Halogen light bulbs only last between 2,000 and 6,000 hours. Halogen bulbs also suffer what is termed as ‘catastrophic; failure, which essentially means they work until they don’t! And when the die they pop! LEDs on the other hand very slowly loose their light output, so even at 80,000 hours there will still be another 80,000 hours of light but just at a lower level. LED life spans are usually referenced as the L70% life. As the human eye can only detect light loss above 30%, LEDs are rated to this level; there is still plenty of light left but at ever diminishing level.
How they work and their efficiency
Electricity is used to heat up tungsten filaments in halogen light bulbs. When these tungsten filaments are heated up, light is produced. LED lights produce light by running an arc of electrical current between two electrodes. The method of generating light from an LED fitting is much more efficient than a Halogen bulb, only around 10% of the energy that goes in to a Halogen bulb is actually converted to light, the rest is given off as heat, the efficiency with LED light fittings can be as high as 80%.
Stop having to change bulbs
With LED lighting there is no need to constantly change bulbs. Most HID bulbs have a lifespan of only 5,000 hours and need to be changed regularly.
Consistency of color
Eagle Lights products are perfectly consistent in their light output and color temperature meaning there is a consistent glow from
the underwater lighting, it is not possible to color match exactly with bulbs.
No toxic substances
LEDs contain no harmful substances.
LEDs present a much safer light fitting than Halogen bulbs, they are much less likely to burn or cause fires than halogen bulbs.