How much thought do you actually give your lighting system? Well, just a little could dramatically affect your energy saving and your bottom line. It’s a LED, and if you think about it, you can’t afford not to implement LED lights into your existing lighting system.
Light Emitting Diodes, or LED lights as we know them, are the future of lighting. Today, LED lights are being used for various home and business lighting needs such as garden lights, Christmas lights, torches, lamps and the list goes on and on.
Basically, LED lights emit very little heat yet shines just as brightly, offering sufficient lighting and lighting power as regular bulbs. The difference is that regular bulbs generate more heat causing a high electricity bill. Since the energy being released as heat rather than light, most of our utility bill is actually unused energy.
How can one little bulb save so much?
There are a few reasons why LED lights are the best next thing in lighting. First, LEDs are the most energy saving light bulbs out there. This quality includes two main benefits: saving costs on energy bill, and extended product life. These lights usually last much longer than any average light bulbs. That means fewer replacements over time, less money spent on lighting and less bulbs being tossed away.
Some LED lights may be more expensive initially, but in the long run, the savings are well worth it. The utility bills are reduced and there is no need to change LED bulbs as often- LED lights last about fifty times longer than incandescent light and about ten times longer than florescent lighting!
Choosing lights to effect health?
LED light bulbs are gaining more and more recognition in today’s market as they are believed not only to help cut down on costs and save energy, but to also release a healthier light. LEDs don’t produce UV radiation and remain cool to the touch. This means that you can place LED rope lights in areas like porches, decks, and other wooden structures without worrying that the heat will cause fires or other damage. Many people love using LEDs because of their variety: LED lights can be combined to create any shape or design, and can also create fun special effects with colorful lighting.
On average, businesses spend more than $7,000 on electricity per year, while home owners spend about $1,200. Lighting can account for 40% of the average electric bill for a commercial building, thus replacing the existing lighting system can significantly reduce expenses. As energy costs continue to rise, the cost savings and carbon reduction from using LEDs will become far more significant. For all these reasons, switching to LED lights is more of an investment than it is an expense.