LED bulbs, a light source that uses light-emitting diode technology, have grown over the last decade from a rare, energy-efficient choice to a popular residential home lighting option. These modern light bulbs have many benefits, including energy efficiency and high light capacity at a low wattage. In addition, an LED bulb is affordable and yields lower long-term costs.
The benefits of LED bulbs are extensive, from energy-saving to aesthetically-pleasing. Discover the main benefits of using LED lighting in your home.
LEDs are Cool — Literally!
LED light bulbs offer superior energy efficiency and stay relatively cool to the touch, unlike incandescent bulbs. Each LED bulb converts more energy from a power source into light compared to incandescent and fluorescent lighting. A switch to LED bulbs can help reduce household energy consumption for the long term, having a positive impact on your electricity bills too!
In addition to being cool to the touch, the cool tone they produce is also relatively gentle on the eyes. LED light bulbs usually combine red, green and blue to create white light. The color of LED lighting can be measured on the Color Rendering Index, or CRI. The CRI is a numeral scale of how accurately a light source renders a color in comparison to the same color in full natural light. A CRI rating can range from 1-100, and a higher rating represents a more accurate color render. LED light bulbs typically feature a 90+ CRI rating.
A Dynamic Choice
LED bulbs can be used for a wide variety of lighting needs, including outdoor flood lights or indoor light fixtures. Their many shapes and sizes make LED bulbs an extremely versatile choice for every space in your home.
Afraid LED bulbs will change your home’s ambiance? Don’t be! Today’s modern LED bulbs are available in various colors to more closely match the color of traditional incandescent bulbs. Many LED bulbs also function well with dimmer switches, neither flickering nor buzzing. And their color accuracy can bring out the best in your decor, furniture, and food, ensuring the aesthetic you want.
As an added benefit, many lightbulb manufacturers have created indoor LED bulbs that appear similar in shape to traditional bulbs. This makes it easier for homeowners to opt for LED bulbs without the fear of decreased visual appeal. Their energy savings, coupled with their ability to fit well in virtually any lighting fixture, make LED lighting a great choice and the perfect combination of style and substance.
When it comes to lighting efficiency, the less energy that’s required to provide light, the better.
Because of the strong lighting capability of LED bulbs, the rooms in your home won’t require as many light fixtures to adequately illuminate the space. Fewer LED light bulbs can provide you the same amount of lighting as conventional bulbs.
In addition to efficiency, unlike traditional and incandescent bulbs, LED bulbs are not made with toxic materials. Because LED bulbs are nontoxic, they are safe for everyone in your home. The same, however, can’t be said about traditional bulbs. When it comes to upgrading your lighting, LED bulbs alleviates toxic waste that is produced by material composition of conventional lighting.
Make the Switch
Upgrading your lighting to LED bulbs is a safe and eco-friendly choice. If you’re looking to replace your current lighting with new LED technology, the Jason Wright Electric team will ensure every detail of your lighting project is executed with excellence from start to finish.
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