LED lights are more efficient, lasting 50,000 hours instead of 1,200 hours. They also have a lower operating cost, assisting both your electricity bill and the environment. Incandescent bulbs use the same technology Thomas Edison patented in 1879, using filaments that glow, producing both light and heat when energy flow through them. A LED, on the other hand, has electrons that flow to create photons – the light we can see. Photons generate almost no heat. Hence, LEDs require much less energy to create the same amount of brightness as incandescent lights and last much longer.