It has been over a century since Thomas Edison invented the light bulb. But technology has made major leaps in bulb innovation in the last several years. The angst to build a better bulb started in the seventies, but it’s only recently that we are witnessing real breakthroughs.
LED lights have become a great option for people who want to enjoy the benefits of modern lighting. For those of you not already convinced of the benefits this technology has to offer, here are some things you should know.
Real Money Savings You Don’t Have to Wait Years to Experience
First things first.
Traditional lighting can really run up your power bill. So, if you have been continually unhappy with getting that large bill at the end of every month, switching to a more efficient form of lighting is long overdue.
Did you know that LED lighting can result in power cost reductions of more than 80%? Most people don’t know this, although they have heard that LED lights are more energy efficient. They just aren’t aware of how much that efficiency pays off on their monthly bill.
Some people have been able to report a 20% dip in their total electricity costs by swapping their older, less energy-efficient bulbs for LED lighting.
A word of advice though, make sure you replace the most commonly used bulbs when switching to LED lighting, the cost saving benefits will be more apparent that way. Even if you don’t plan to change all your lights to LED, make sure that you change the real power manipulators.
The reason is simple – LED lights are a little more expensive than traditional lights up front. Therefore, the value for money proposition of using this lighting technology is better experienced when they are installed in a logical way. So, heavy use bulbs first (thinking living and high traffic areas where lights are on all day) and then you can move on to smaller bulb later
Changing your accent lights to LED first, while giving your house a nice comfortable form of lighting, will not help you realize the cost saving benefits of this form of lighting very quickly.
Durable and Less Maintenance
But it is not just the power efficiency you have to look forward to – these lights are more durable, a lot more in comparison to incandescent or halogen lights. Some will even last a decade. You would be lucky to go for three years without replacing a regular light.
More Design Options
As it turns out, LED lights are also ideal if you wish to push your interior home décor up a notch. They simply offer a lot more features than their traditional lighting counterparts. For one, they offer the dimming options that can make for a cozier ambiance than traditional lights. Try dimmable recessed LED lights for the kitchen or living room.
Just remember that you must get the appropriate dimmer switches to achieve this. The traditional dimmer switches might not get the job done. Another reason to use LED lighting for home design purposes is that they offer greater versatility due to their smaller sizes and more exciting shape varieties.
One fun way to use lighting is with LED spotlights to highlight interesting areas like fireplaces mantels, stairwells, or outdoor walkways. Another walkway option is LED wall packs that provide a lot of light nicely targeted light to a specific space.
So, LED lighting has the ability to help you save costs by making your lighting more energy efficient. Additionally, it offers better home décor options due to the unique physical nature of this light source. It’s time to find a quality LED supplier and start making the switch to save money now.
Author bio – Gilbert Cabrales has been with CS LED since its inception in 2008, first as an employee and then as a valued partner. Gilbert has vast experience in both lighting and electrical work and has a unique method for collaborating with his clients. He doesn’t stop at the sale. Instead, he works to truly connect with his clients and remains a resource throughout the lifespan of each one of their lighting projects. From design to implementation and beyond, you can count on “Gil” to deliver LED expertise and true partnership capabilities.