If light bulbs burn out quickly and energy bills are higher than you’d prefer each month, consider switching out incandescent, halogen, or compact fluorescent bulbs in home lighting fixtures for LED alternatives. The products are engineered to last longer while using less power. Consider the reasons why LED lighting is the best option for your space.
3 Advantages of Using LED Bulbs in Lighting Fixtures
1. Energy Savings
Upgrading to LED lighting will save you money in the long run. For example, a 12-watt LED bulb is comparable to a 15-watt fluorescent alternative. This means the LED light requires 20% less energy to produce the same amount of light. Similarly, LED bulbs require 75% less energy than incandescent lighting to illuminate interiors. Because LED light sources require less power, making the switch will help cut down on monthly energy costs.
2. Brighter Light
Fluorescent and incandescent bulbs emit light in various directions. Reflectors and diffusers are used to contain the light and reflect it in a specific direction. Unfortunately, most of the light remains trapped in the lighting fixture. LEDs do a better job at illuminating spaces, as they emit light in one direction without the need for reflectors. Additionally, ultraviolet light emission from fluorescent and incandescent bulbs can be harsh on the eyes, but LEDs only emit the visible light range, which helps reduce eye strain.
3. Long Life Expectancy
Incandescent and compact fluorescent bulbs generate a lot of heat, which shortens their life span. LED lighting requires little heat, which means it can last up to 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs and similar light sources. This means it could be a long time before you need to switch the bulbs, which will help save money on home or office maintenance costs.
If you want to use LED bulbs in commercial or residential lighting fixtures, Lincoln Winlectric is known throughout south Lincoln, NE, for its selection of high-quality electrical supplies and tools by Generac®, Cooper Lighting®, and more top manufacturers. To learn more about their available merchandise or their upcoming community events, call (402) 423-3100. You can also visit the electrical supplies store online to browse the brands they carry.