The benefits of using LED bulbs are numerous, as they last up to ten times longer than CFLs and even longer than typical incandescent lightbulbs.
Since they don’t have a filament, LEDs are far less fragile than other bulbs, reducing the chance that they might break or burn out prematurely. They also don’t generate heat, so using LED bulbs can actually lower the cost of air conditioning and overall energy usage.
LED bulbs are also environmentally friendly and contain no mercury, so there are no issues with disposal. While they’re initially more expensive than other bulbs, their long-lasting nature and durability can actually make them a more inexpensive choice over time.
In the past the colors and styles available in LEDs were limited but that’s changed as they’ve become more popular with consumers, as multiple manufacturers now make LED bulbs for consumer and household use which has brought the cost down dramatically.
CFLs and LEDs battled neck and neck for years to be the energy-efficient bulb of choice but LEDs seem to have won the fight, with more and more agencies and independent organizations now recommending LEDs, largely because of more standard manufacturing and the fact that they contain no mercury as CFL bulbs do.