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Why You Should Switch To LED Lighting Systems

Lighting is a big part of our day-to-day lives, whether at home, the office, or school - it's everywhere. Most of us are aware of the old incandescent lightbulbs and fluorescent lights used in older buildings, and many newer ones still. However, newer LED or Light-Emitting Diode fixtures are here to change how we use light in our homes and businesses. This blog will explore the various benefits of using LED lighting and finally moving away from incandescent or fluorescent fixtures.


Energy Efficiency


The main benefit of LED lighting is its exceptional energy efficiency. With LEDs, most of the energy used goes towards producing light with minimal excess heat production. Compared to incandescent lights, LEDs use up to 90% less energy. This translates to lower energy bills for you as well as a reduced carbon footprint.


They Last Longer


LED lighting outshines older light sources with impressive longevity. One LED bulb has a shelf life of tens of thousands of hours - which means you may never have to change a bulb for decades! This comes in handy with harder-to-reach light sources such as chandeliers in a huge atrium. Plus, LED lights are more durable, and resistant to shock, vibrations and extreme temperature changes.


Save Money


LED bulbs definitely cost more than traditional bulbs at the outset, but their long lifespan and energy efficiency actually make them cheaper in the long term. By not having to replace bulbs as frequently, combined with lower energy consumption, over time you will see substantial savings on your electricity bills.


Instant Lighting


Unlike fluorescent lighting, LED lights turn on at full brightness without the need for warm-up time. This is especially advantageous in light-critical spaces such as stairwells, hallways, or outdoors.


Less Heat Emission


Incandescent bulbs generate a ton of heat, which leads to wasted energy and can also heat up your room when you don’t want it to, causing more strain on air conditioning during warm months. LEDs, on the other hand, generate minimal heat, making them safer and more comfortable.


Environmentally Friendly


LEDs are highly environmentally friendly, from their considerable energy efficiency that helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions, to the lack of hazardous materials in their production (unlike mercury in some traditional light bulbs). LEDs are safer for the environment and human health. Plus, with years and years of use packed into a single bulb, fewer LEDs end up in landfills.


Conclusion


Switching to LED lighting in your home or business is a significant step forward to a greener future. From energy efficiency and cost savings to versatility and environmental benefits, LED lighting offers a range of benefits in promoting a more sustainable future. Want to know how you can improve energy efficiency in your home? Schedule your certified home energy audit today and get recommendations on how to properly retrofit your home and join a sustainable future.

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