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Will cold weather affect outdoor LED lights?


Martha
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How will cold weather affect LED lights operating outdoors?


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Hanry
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LED lights have much longer lifespans than other lights, and that includes under cold weather - cold weather has negligible impact on LED lights.


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david_green
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LEDs can actually perform better with colder weather, but definitely you won't have the same problems that sued to happen with other lights.


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martin_white
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Traditional incandescent lights work by heating up a filament (usually tungsten) to such a degree that it emits heat and light. Only about 5 or 10 per cent of the energy is actually converted into light however - most is heat. So the colder it is, the harder the light has to work, which is why cold was such a problem.

However LEDs don't use this mechanism, so cold is not a problem.


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smith_eliza
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For LEDs, 90 per cent of the energy is converted to light.

LEDs do get hot but they have a heat sink to draw away the heat - and of course, if i is cold, this heat becomes less of a problem, so cold does not impact them.


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wright_henry
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It is the other way - in fact HEAT is the problem for LEDs, not cold. 


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john_margaret
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LEDs are absolutely the perfect choice for cold weather because they operate optimally in the cold.


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harriet_paul
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Correct, in fact LED flood lights thrive in cold weather. So no problem whatsoever.


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parkar_daniel
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The only thing that might be impact is the driver, but I think that would be fine.


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