Here’s a bright idea; LED bulbs!

LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, are at the forefront of lighting technology and quite frankly, put traditional lighting to shame. So, why haven’t you updated your home?

Maybe you’re still on the fence because you think the light looks unnatural, or the bulbs are too expensive. If that’s the case, you’re in for a surprise! Read on to learn some of the benefits of LED lighting and how they could improve your life at home.

1. Long Life

LED lights are notoriously long-lasting in terms of operating hours. On average, you can get between 25,000-50,000 hours out of a quality name brand LED bulb. You may even get more than that if used properly. That equates to 50 times longer than an incandescent bulb and 10 times longer than fluorescent.

A longer life span means less maintenance on your wall lighting and more savings, as you will purchase fewer bulbs and spend less time changing them!

2. Incredibly Energy Efficient

LED lightbulbs aren’t only good for your wallet, they’re good for the environment, too. Because they output more lumens per watt than any other bulb, LEDs are capable of turning the majority of their energy into light. Other bulbs will waste energy by creating heat, whereas LEDs do not waste their potential.

You can feel good about disposing of LEDs at the end of their lifespan, as they contain no toxic compounds like mercury and they can be recycled. They work off of low voltage power supply using less electricity creating a smaller carbon footprint.

3. Improved Safety

By using a low voltage electrical system, LED lights are safer to install and run in the home. That’s one feather in the hat for safety. Another safe feature is that they illuminate without giving off any heat. The heat from high powered bulbs and lamps can cause fires. With LEDs, this risk is eliminated entirely.

4. Bright and Versatile Light

What is truly amazing about LED technology is how bright the light output is with the reduces power consumption! LEDs are capable of emitting an incredibly high level of brightness. While this may be good for some home applications, it’s not always wanted.

The good news is LEDs also come in a wide range of colors. Yes, you can get the fun color changing lights, but as an everyday light for the home, you’ll want to look for bulbs with cool or warm base tone. A cool tone will emit light on the blue end of the spectrum and a warm tone will be balanced more towards amber. There is a wide range of colors available all without the use of filters.

5. Reliability

Reliability and sturdiness are a few other LED advantages. They can withstand higher impact and more vibration than other lightbulbs because they lack filaments. LEDs can operate in cold or hot temperatures and in inclement weather, making them ideal for outdoor lighting.

Benefits of LED Lighting at a Glance

Now that we’ve discussed some benefits of LED lighting, it’s time to start thinking of how they’ll be used in your house. As a bright, reliable, and energy-efficient lighting solution, LED lighting will change your home for the better.

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