LED Benefits: Easily the most significant advantage of LEDs when compared to traditional lighting solutions is the long lifespan and low maintenance costs of drivers vs ballasts. The average LED lasts 50,000 operating hours to 100,000 operating hours or more. That is 2-4 times as long as most fluorescent, metal halide, and even sodium vapor lights. It is more than 40 times as long as the average incandescent bulb. Depending on the existing lights and the particular LEDs installed, the savings could be more than 90%.
Safety is perhaps the most often overlooked advantage when it comes to LED lighting. The number one hazard when it comes to lighting is the emission of heat. LEDs emit almost no forward heat while traditional bulbs like incandescents convert more than 90% of the total energy used to power them directly into heat.