Using LED lights for home renovations is a significant cost saving
LED Lights Benefits
Talk about LED lights as home lighting has increased so much over the last few years. Therefore it’s easy to forget that this brilliant piece of technology has been around for more than 50 years – yes, half a century! And we’ve been enjoying it in our daily lives for almost as long. Because we use them in our calculators, clock radios, stove and microwave displays and, more recently, in our holiday lights. It was this big push to convert to LED holiday string lighting that brought the technology to the forefront of consumers’ minds. Alas, even in the 1990s, LED use was limited by its colour and quality.
LED Lights in the Residential Sector
Today though, LED technology can produce bright, white light, which has led to it becoming a legitimate contender to take over the residential sector as a source of everyday lighting.
Some of the commonly cited benefits of LED Lights are as follows:
LED’s can create an equal amount of light with less than 25% of the watts required by incandescent bulbs. In other words, a 23 watt LED bulb will be as bright as a 100-watt incandescent bulb. This means a 75% reduction in hydro costs, which, if incorporated across multiple fixtures, can mean significant cost savings over time.
Not only does a 75% reduction in hydro mean lower costs, but it also has a positive impact on the demands made on municipal power grids.
Now you can retrofit almost any light fixture because LED bulbs are increasingly available in a variety of socket sizes. Even the Edison base, which is the most common incandescent bulb base. All you need to do is pick up an LED bulb with the right base and fit it into your existing fixture to start saving money and energy!
Reliable and Long Lasting
LED technology is versatile and reliable. Most LEDs are dimmable and don’t flicker, this is due to them employing solid-state technology. LEDs also require no warm-up time and are therefore at maximum brightness as soon as you switch them on. LEDs also last up to 50,000 hours, which is much much more than what an incandescent light bulb is capable of. As LED Lights go down in price, it becomes easier and easier to make the switch!