Savings-Although LED desk lights and task lamps may carry a higher initial price tag than their classic counterparts, LED lamps offer significant savings on the annual operating costs of the lamp. LED lamps use a fraction of the electricity of halogen and incandescent lamps, so you save a lot of energy and money.
Long Lifespan-LED lights are projected to last 50,000 hours without ever having to replace a bulb! A lamp used for 5 ½ hrs a day will last over 25 years with no bulb replacement. Over that same period of time, you would typically go through 50 incandescent bulbs or about 13 halogen bulbs.
Light Where You Need It-LEDs are directional light sources, which means that they create a beam of light, rather than simply projecting light out in all directions, like fluorescent, incandescent, and halogen bulbs do. Many halogen bulbs are housed within reflectors to guide light into a beam, but they will never achieve the beam precision of LED sources.
Availability of Unique Designs-Their small size and directional light output present unique design options and advantages that have ushered in a new era of lighting design. LED lights allow for sleeker desk lamp and fixture designs, as well as more creative freedom to play with form and function. LED lamp designs are becoming more creative by the day, all without any sacrifice to functionality.
Cool to the Touch-LEDs produce significantly less heat than their halogen and incandescent desk lamp counterparts (1/5 the amount of heat as halogens), so they are safe and cool to the touch.