When LED lights are compared with fluorescent lights, there are many points that make the LED bulb better. Fluorescent bulbs contain mercury and use 8 watts per foot. They are constructed with glass materials and are very fragile. On the other hand, LED bulbs do not contain mercury, and they are more energy-efficient, using 2-4 watts per foot. LED lights are rubberized, making them hail, rock and vandal proof.
LED lights are also longer lasting than fluorescent or incandescent bulbs. Whereas a 12.5 watt LED bulb lasts 25,000 hours on average, a 15-watt fluorescent bulb lasts only 8,500 hours. An incandescent light lasts even less, with a 60-watt bulb lasting only 1,000 hours. This means that an LED light can replace up to three fluorescent bulbs and up to twenty-five incandescent bulbs, saving time and money for consumers.