For those of you who haven’t changed to LED lights quite yet, this blog is for you. There are so many great benefits to switching over to LED lights including extended lifespans of the lights, lower maintenance requirements and reduced energy consumption. According to the DOE, it is estimated that LED lights can save 190 terawatt house of electricity per year which equals almost $15 billion dollars saved. These lights last longer and will cut your electricity bill, why wouldn’t you trade in your regular light bulbs for LED light bubs?
If those reasons aren’t enough, here are a few more to get you on the path to changing over to LED lights:
· Energy efficiency – LED lights use about 50% less electricity then traditional fluorescent, incandescent and halogen options. This results in lower energy cost savings where lights might be on for longer periods of time. Because LED lights are mounted on a flat surface, they emit light hemispherically rather then spherically which reduces wasted energy and light.
· Extended life – Unlike typical light bulbs, LED lights never actually burn out they merely dim over time. LED lights have a lifespan of 30,000-50,000 hours or even longer while a comparable fluorescent lasts 8,000-10,000 hours.
· Durable – LED lights do not have any filaments or glass enclosures making them more resistant to breaking.
· Cold temperature operation – LED lights function well in the cold unlike fluorescent lamps. LED performance increases as operating temperatures drop which means they work well in refrigerated display cases, freezers and outdoor applications.
· Rapid cycle – LED lights are unaffected by turning them on and off in a rapid cycle unlike traditional lights that have a shorter lifespan the more they are switched on and off.
· Instant on – Unlike traditional lights that do not provide full brightness from the moment they are switched on, LED lights come on at 100% brightness almost instantly.
· No UV emissions
These are just some of the many positive reasons to switch over to LED lights in your home. I am seeing many new build homes that only use LED lighting and it saves my developers and buyers a great deal of money at the end of the day. Take a minute to go around your house and see what lights can be changed and do that for the environment and to save some money!