Tired of changing out those hard-to-reach light bulbs every couple of months? Wouldn’t it be nice if your lights had a lifespan of up to ten years or more? Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are the next evolution in lighting technology, far surpassing incandescent light bulbs and even CFLs. When incorporated into your home’s indoor and outdoor lighting design, LED lights can save you time and money. If you haven’t already made the switch, consider these advantages of LED lighting and then contact an electrical contractor in Annapolis to install the lights in and around your home.
LED light bulbs can cost upwards of $50 per bulb, but when you consider that LED lights also have a projected lifespan of 50,000 hours the savings and benefits of switching to longer-lasting LED bulbs are obvious. Incandescent bulbs only have a projected lifespan of 1,200 hours, which means more money (and time) spent in the long run buying replacement bulbs.
If saving money is important, another benefit of switching to LED lights is the fact that LEDs are remarkably more energy-efficient than incandescent bulbs – in some cases 85 percent more efficient. Because home lighting can account for up to seven percent of your electric bill, switching to more energy-efficient light bulbs can add up over time to save you some serious cash. LEDs also consume less electricity than incandescent and CFL bulbs, helping to reduce carbon emissions by hundreds of pounds annually for each LED bulb you install.
LEDs produce the same soft, white light as regular light bulbs without producing the same amount of heat. This makes LED lights ideal for use inside the home, as the bulbs themselves won’t heat up the room you’re in or cause you to feel like you’re under a warming lamp when sitting or standing beneath an LED fixture.