Did you know that installing LED lighting for your home or business can provide you numerous benefits? LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) are bulbs that are durable, cost-effective, and energy efficient.
LEDs are considered one of the latest advancements offered by the lighting industry and offer a great alternative to your existing halogen bulbs. If you still aren’t convinced, consider all the benefits of making the switch to LEDs here.
An Energy-Efficient Option
On average, the standard 50-watt halogen lamp turns about 90% of the electricity used into heat. That means only 10% of the energy is actually converted into light. However, LED lights use only 15% of the energy that the standard halogen bulb uses. This means that 85% of the energy is actual light output. Also, since LEDs don’t put off any heat, they reduce your home’s or business’s cooling expenses.
The lifespan of the average LED bulb is also much longer than traditional halogen bulbs. For example, many LED bulbs can last for up to 80,000 hours. This is eight to 10 times longer than halogen bulbs, which makes them a smart, low-maintenance replacement option. If it is challenging for you to reach a light fixture, then LEDs are ideal because they don’t have to be replaced as often.
LEDs don’t have filaments and they don’t feature glass components. This means they aren’t vulnerable to breaking like traditional bulbs. This makes them a smart solution for outdoor areas, sports facilities, and more. Also, since no heat is created, you can install them virtually anywhere without worrying about fire or other safety concerns.
A Safer Option
The majority of LED lights operate at a low voltage. This means you can touch them, even after they have been turned on for several hours, without being burned. These bulbs are also safer to handle and can be exposed to snow and rain without any damage occurring.
An advantage of LED bulbs you have likely heard of before is the fact that they’re an option that is eco-friendly. They don’t contain any mercury or any other type of harmful gasses. They don’t emit any type of harmful UV rays, either.
Save Energy and Reduce Your Utility Costs
You may not think that one light bulb is going to contribute very much to your overall energy costs. However, the opposite is true. Lights in your bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen typically use quite a bit of energy because of how long they are left on. You can reduce the energy you use with LED bulbs and reduce your utility costs. You can also save money because you don’t have to change the bulb as often.
If you are ready to make the switch to LED bulbs for your home or business, consider consulting with Teague Electric. The friendly and professional technicians can help make the switch to LED seamless and hassle-free.