Newsflash: LEDs Don't Attract Bugs.
UPDATE: This thesis has since been proven false; please see our more recent post explaining why, in fact, LED lights do attract bugs, just like other light sources.
For some time now, we've been touting the benefits of LED lights - and celebrating their increased availability for standard residential applications. Heck, even their increased adoption for non-residential applications - as in the case of the Clinton Foundation's retrofit of all of Los Angeles' streetlamps.
Turns out, though, there's another benefit of LEDs, particularly relevant in the summertime: they don't attract bugs. Yes, you read that right: the LEDs that you can have in your house, right now, won't attract bugs. So picture the moths bouncing off your windows all night as you sit at the kitchen table, the mosquitoes buzzing around the chandelier, and the (gross) little black dots in your overhead fixtures, etc etc, and then picture them gone...
Here's why: Most insects are actually attracted to the ultraviolet rays (light with a wavelength of between 400 and 320 nanometers) emitted by conventional light sources. Conveniently, LEDs for standard residential applications just happen to emit almost no light in this range.
Just in case long life, low electricity consumption, beautiful light quality, and cool-factor aren't enough, here's another addition to your growing list of reasons to switch to LED lighting.