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Why Homeowners Are Switching to LED Lights

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Switching to LED lights in your home can increase your energy efficiency.

LED lighting technology has progressed by leaps and bounds over the past few years, and consumers are taking notice. While LED lights may have once been cost-prohibitive, new innovations make them accessible to all homeowners.

If you’re still using incandescent light bulbs at home, it’s time to rethink your lighting strategy. Unlike incandescent bulbs, LED lights consume less energy and are much more cost-effective. Here are more reasons why homeowners switch to LED lights in their homes. 

Efficiency

Traditional light bulbs convert only a small portion of their energy into usable light. The rest is lost as heat, making them highly inefficient. 

With modern LED lighting technology, you can decrease your household energy consumption by around 70% without sacrificing brightness. This can lead to a significant drop in your utility bills

Longevity

The average lifespan of standard incandescent bulbs is about 1000 hours. On the other hand, LED lights can last between 40,000 to 50,000 hours. This is because, unlike other lights, LEDs have no filaments that burn out.

Many homeowners find themselves installing and removing their incandescent bulbs every year or two. Switching to LED lighting means you could live for over five years without replacing your bulbs. This can drastically lower the maintenance cost of your home lighting system. 

Safety

LEDs are completely safe and pose no risks or hazards when using them around your home. By comparison, incandescent bulbs produce a large amount of heat while they’re in use, which may cause burns. 

LED bulbs don’t reach high enough temperatures to risk injuries of any kind. Additionally, LEDs don’t contain mercury like other types of bulbs do. So, there’s no need for special care when disposing of them.

Colors

Lighting can be an important aspect of making your room beautiful. With LEDs, you can choose lights that better match your home’s décor without sacrificing anything. 

These lights come in a range of different colors, allowing you to add accents and focus on certain areas of your home or yard. You can even coordinate with holiday and seasonal events by using special light bulbs such as string lights or icicle lights.

Environmentally-Friendly

One of the LED lights’ biggest selling points is how environmentally friendly they are. These bulbs use about 70% less energy compared to other bulbs. Unlike fluorescent bulbs, LED lights do not contain mercury. Therefore, it’s safe to dispose of them without harming the environment. What’s more, LEDs are made of environmentally-friendly materials which can be easily recycled. 

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