More homeowners are making the choice to change their habits and adopt more environmentally-friendly practices. Swapping your traditional light bulbs for light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs is one of the easiest steps that you can take. Here’s why you may want to contact an electrician for the job.
Why Switch to LED Lighting?
1. Conserve Energy
If your goal is to reduce your carbon footprint, conserving energy is high on the list of effective strategies. One simple way to do that is to discontinue your use of traditional incandescent lights, which, according to the United States Department of Energy, use at least 90% of their energy to release heat. Very little goes into illuminating the room.
LEDs, by contrast, emit little heat and utilize approximately 75% less energy overall to generate a bright, more natural-looking light.
2. Greater Life Span
The longer the life expectancy of the product, the more money you’ll save on bulbs after your electrician installs your new lighting system. The average incandescent lamp has a general life span of approximately 1,000 hours. By contrast, LED lights can last for upwards of 50,000 hours, assuming normal usage.
3. Design Options
Unlike traditional bulbs, LED lights are particularly small. This makes it much easier for electricians to install them in unexpected areas.
Flexibility is key for homeowners who want to renovate or remodel their living spaces. LED products are considered directional, which means that they can be positioned to focus on a particular area of the room instead of flooding the entire space with light.
4. Color Variations
Each LED has a correlated color temperature (CCT). This figure denotes the light’s precise tone and hue. When the number is on the low end of the scale, the light will be warmer with a yellowish undertone. Bluer and cooler lights, by contrast, have higher CCTs. This allows you to customize your lighting to the aesthetic you want.
Homeowners throughout the Texarkana area of Texas and Arkansas trust in the electricians at Service First Electrical and Plumbing to install high-quality LED lighting. They also provide emergency electrical services 24 hours a day, every day of the week to ensure your family’s safety and comfort. Visit them online to find out how they can help you. Call (870) 775-1035 to schedule an appointment.