Why Switch to LED Lighting for your Home?

Written by on March 2, 2019 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments

LED or light emitting diode lighting has not become popular for no reason. It has changed the future of lighting because of its energy efficiency. LED lights are very different from CFLs and incandescent bulbs. They emit very little heat and light in a particular direction. They are also available in various commercial and residential applications. Here are some more reasons why you should switch to LED lighting today.

Save money quickly

Switching to LED lights offers a fast return on investment. LED lights provide a greater amount of light while consuming less energy compared to other types of bulbs. Since they emit less heat, they can last longer, which saves more money on replacements. This means you do not have to be scared of replacing your existing fixtures with LED bulbs because of the high upfront cost. More and more LED bulbs are dropping in price and what you have to think of is the long-term investment since you can save up to 80% in electricity.

Reduce your home’s carbon footprint

Everyone should do their part in preserving the environment, and one of the easiest ways is to use environment friendly items such as LED lights. These lights consume significantly less energy and do not contain toxic materials such as mercury. Since they last longer, there will be less waste as well.

Use better performing fixtures

LED lights do not flicker, which is often associated with fluorescent bulbs. They produce directional light for better focus. They can last up to 25 times longer than incandescent and halogen bulbs. If you like dimming lights, LED lights work perfectly with dim lighting because the light retains its colour, unlike others that tend to turn yellowish when dimmed. Additionally, LED lights come in a wide range of colour temperatures so that you have more and better options to get the right lighting for your home.

Have a light bulb that is safer to use

Since LED lights produce less heat, it reduces the risk of fire. LED lights stay cool, unlike other traditional bulbs that use so much power that later converts into ultraviolet and infrared radiation. They seem to like the cold because at low temperatures, their performance increases, making them perfect for use in cold storage spaces and freezers.

Use low maintenance lighting

Maintenance costs in lighting manifest in replacement and labour expenses. LED lights have a longer lifespan, so you do not need to replace them frequently, unlike traditional lights. They are durable because they have no glass enclosures or filaments. They are more resistant to vibrations and breakage as well.

LED lights are not new; they have been in the market for a couple of years already. Not all households have switched to LED lighting, but experts and actual users alike attest to the benefits of using them. They are now available in a range of fixtures so that you can take advantage of them for different applications. You can start by switching to LED downlights for your general lighting.

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