The Benefits of LED Lighting
We take lights for granted. Whether you’re looking to save money or create the perfect ambiance for your home or business, the right lighting makes all the difference. And with LED lighting, a little goes a long way, literally. Here are the top benefits of LED lighting.
The U.S. Department of Energy reports residential energy savings of 75% with LED lighting versus traditional incandescent lights. The world is steadily embracing LED lighting on micro and macro scales, which will eliminate a tremendous amount of energy waste. At equal wattages, LED bulbs are often much brighter than incandescent ones. Operating LED lighting in most homes’ costs around $1-2 per year, roughly 20% the cost of incandescent lighting. In short, LED lighting delivers more brightness for the buck.
A common, yet flawed argument against LED lighting is that LED bulbs tend to be more expensive than incandescent and fluorescent ones. While it’s true that LED bulbs cost more upfront, their total cost over a lifetime is often much lower. That’s because LED bulbs use significantly less energy and last much longer than both incandescent and CFL bulbs. A typical incandescent bulb fizzles out at roughly 1,200 hours. A CFL bulb may last around 10,000. It’s not uncommon for new LED bulbs to last 50,000 to 100,000 hours or more, depending on usage. For a typical household, that translates to well over 30 years.
LED lighting is available in many shapes and sizes to fit your needs. Visit any home improvement store and you’ll find LED bulbs for kitchens, living rooms, offices, and commercial spaces. Install LED security lights outside your home to deter intruders. Use LED light strips and wall panels to add a coolness factor to any room in your home. Many modern vehicles now sport high-powered LED headlights for a safer driving experience. You can find LED technology powering the most compact mobile phones to the largest billboards.
One of the most striking features of LED lighting is its color output. By utilizing RGB (red, green, blue) technology, LEDs can display light in any color. Smart appliances can change the color of LED lights according to a timer. For example, you might want a cooler tone during the day to improve focus but switch to a warmer tone at night to help your relax. Many phone apps allow you to change the color of your lights by simply moving a slider. LEDs are also superior in displaying colors on screens. This makes them ideal for photo and video editing, artwork, and product design.
Ready to make the switch to LED lighting? Stanek Electric can help you choose the best LED option for your home or business. Invest in energy-efficient LED bulbs today, and you’ll reap the benefits for decades to come. For further information and advice on your company’s electrical wirings, give Stanek Electric a call at 1-608-782-0433.