What if the lighting at your home or business required little to any ongoing maintenance costs and significantly reduced power usage – up to 70-90 percent less than incandescent lighting? That’s LED lighting. These bulbs have lower temperatures, long lives and even the ability to operate in harsh environments.
An average household dedicates about 25% of its energy budget to lighting. Switching to energy-efficient lighting is one of the fastest ways to cut your energy bills. Timers and motion sensors save you even more money by reducing the amount of time lights are on but not being used.
Benefits of LED Lighting
LED light bulbs are the next generation of energy-efficient lighting out on the market today and boast a multitude of benefits, including:
– Long life – LED bulbs have a life-span of 25,000-30,000 hours, lasting ~25-30 times longer than incandescent and 2-3 times longer than CFL light bulbs.
– Extremely durable – since LED’s do not have a filament, they are not damaged under circumstances when a regular incandescent bulb would be broken. Because they are solid, LED bulbs hold up well to jarring and bumping.
– Low energy – The LED equivalent to a 50W halogen is typically ~8W.
– Mercury-free – no mercury is used in the manufacturing of LED’s.
– No burn-out – A major benefit to LED light bulbs is that they will not instantly burn-out, instead they dim slowly over time. This extends the time of their usability
– Keep cool – A huge problem with incandescent, halogen and CFL light bulbs is that they waste a majority of the energy they use as heat. LED light bulbs, on the other hand, emit very little heat and use heat sinks to pull the heat away from the lens. Common incandescent bulbs get hot and contribute to heat build-up in a room. LED’s prevent this heat build-up, thereby helping to reduce air conditioning costs in the home.