Are you still using the traditional, filament-type light bulbs at home?
Upgrade to LED lights now and enjoy the benefits of efficient and flexible lighting!
LED or light-emitting diodes are proven to produce light with 90% more efficient than incandescent bulbs. In terms of being environment-friendly, LED lights are the way to go!
Unlike the traditional light bulbs, LED systems do not contain mercury, a substance that requires proper handling and care when disposed of.
Read on to find more reasons why you should upgrade to LED lights!
7 Reasons You Should Upgrade from Traditional Lighting to LED Lighting
1. Excellent Technology
The most important reason to upgrade your lighting system to LED is that it is energy efficient.
When turned on, an LED technology utilizes 80 to 90% of electrical power to produce light while emitting only 10 to 20% energy as waste heat.
Based on the energy efficiency standards set by the European Commission, LED systems are labeled A+ and A++, the newest grades denoted as particularly economical.
Additionally, the energy star label, which symbolizes energy-efficient systems, is given to some variations of the LED light.
As per energy star standard, LED lights are labeled with: reduced energy, maintenance, and cooling costs; guaranteed warranty; offers convenient features, and durability.
Both reasons, when combined, lead to less energy and money spent on electricity.
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2. Long Lifespan
There are many pros and cons when using LED lighting; ultimately, its durability and cost-efficiency makes it worth the upgrade. LED lamps can last up to 50,000 to 100,000 operating hours.
Compared to fluorescent light, LED lights can operate 4 to 5 times longer and 25 to 50 times longer than standard incandescent bulbs.
The physical design of an LED light bulb allows it to emit heat properly, preventing the lighting system from overheating.
A longer lifespan means you don’t need to replace your bulbs as often in a year, thus cutting your expenses while lighting up your home efficiently.
3. Ease of Installation
Switching your light systems to LED doesn’t require extensive installations.
LED lighting manufacturers adapted the sockets used by the traditional lighting methods. Almost all types of light bulb sockets are compatible with LED products.
Based on these facts, there is no reason for you not to grab the opportunity to use LED products at home or in your commercial space.
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4. Guaranteed Safety
An LED light’s ability to disperse heat properly is an added safety feature.
Incandescent light bulbs convert more than 90% of the total energy used to power it into heat.
This large amount of heat energy stays around the light bulbs, thus increasing the risk of burns when accidentally touched.
On the other hand, LED light bulbs do not pose the same danger. As energy star labeled products, LED lighting emits almost no forward heart compared to incandescent bulbs.
Additionally, consuming less power means LED light can operate on low-voltage electrical systems, which are generally safer against fire hazards.
5. Choose between different color options
Part of choosing the right lighting option is selecting the appropriate color for a particular area and color temperature.
LED light bulbs generally create light using diodes of different colors that, when illuminated together, form white light.
The color temperature system measured in Kelvin reflects the different color shadings.
A high Kelvin reading means the larger space it can accommodate, which makes it suitable for big commercial areas.
Usually, warm white light installations are for creating a comfortable atmosphere in living rooms.
Neutral white lights are used in office spaces, while “daylight white” is the standard choice for factories and extensive facilities.
6. Dimming Capabilities
When paired with the right hardware, LED products can operate at any percentage of each specified power requirements.
Being able to dim LED bulbs is a convenient feature because of the ability to save power for specific low-light applications.
You can now add phase controllers to the LED system and manually decrease the amount of energy used to power up light bulbs.
Certain technologies allow smoothly dimming a LED bulb just by simply pressing the switch a couple of times.
Portable lamps and flashlights use this kind of technology as well to achieve your desired brightness.
7. Design Flexibility
Nowadays, different types of LED products come in different shapes and sizes to accommodate various light applications.
Choosing LED as a light source offers so much in terms of creating an ambiance you desire by contributing a lot of options in terms of light schemes.
Smaller-sized products are applicable in linear sequences or combining bunches for design purposes.
Larger-sized bulbs can be used in isolation depending on the size of the area itself.
Additionally, as an energy star rated light source, LED bulbs require less power, which is desirable for different environmental conditions.
Upgrade to LED Lights Now!
Do you now have an idea of what you are missing out on? It’s not too late; upgrade your lights to LED right now!
We, at Assurance Electrical Services, offer a wide range of services from troubleshooting, panel upgrades, and recommending and installing the appropriate energy star light bulb of your needs.
Contact us, and our expert electricians will provide you the appropriate services you need, whether for your home, office, or business!
Have you experienced upgrading your lighting system? Let us know in the comments below if you have any questions or simply share your thoughts!
Jeff Brandlin is the founder of Assurance Electrical Services, LLC. He started in the electrical industry when he was 21 and had worked in several electrical firms before founding Assurance Electrical. Jeff is dedicated to providing the best quality service to his clients and always puts their needs first. Outside work, Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife and children.