A world without light is a world not worth living in. Perhaps the first men and women recognized the importance of light that they tried their best to “tame” it and to take it inside their own homes. Nowadays, we simply cannot live without lights in our own homes. However, a powered-on light bulb does not come without a price – or electricity bill. Basically, the more light you have the more you will be paying. But should that be the case all the time?
Luckily for us, we have better options nowadays. LED lights are newer types of lights that cost much less to use than regular lights. But how does it help me save money exactly? Let’s talk about it.
LEDs are getting cheaper & are long-lasting
Light Emitting Diode, or LED, Lights are quickly becoming much cheaper to buy. Replacing the entire lighting system in a house is still an investment, and many homeowners are still a little wary to do so. Though they aren’t as cheap as incandescent bulbs were, here’s one good reason why people want to try them out in the first place.
People try to use LED bulbs because of their cost-saving promise. Most bulbs installed by home builders are builder-grade light bulbs. For homes that have over 20 recessed lights, having non-LED bulbs may cause problems. After a month of using these bulbs, most of them burn out. Thus, a replacement is needed as often as a monthly basis. LED bulbs have a long lifespan at 15,000 hours, which means there is no need to replace the bulb for years. Thus, saving you money! The only downside is that the initial setup will cost you slightly more than the installation of ordinary bulbs, however, this money will be quickly recouped through savings in your energy bills.
LEDs do not emit tremendous heat
If you have over 20 non-LED recessed lightings in your house, then there is an excellent chance that you noticed the heat inside the house when all of them are switched on. Traditional light bulbs consume a lot of power, a lot of which is lost to heat, to give the brightness that they need to produce. Thus, the bulbs become hot when they are in use even for a short time. The heat these bulbs emit would be a problem for your electric bill! With the light bulbs consuming too much power, giving out too much heat and the air-conditioning unit or fan turned on simultaneously, your electric bill will surely sky-rocket.
Meanwhile, LED light bulbs do not consume a lot of energy and do not heat up tremendously. They will only feel a little warm when held after having been used for hours. Thus, they do not emit unnecessary heat that increases the temperature of the room. There is no need to use your fan. Therefore, less energy consumed + less heat given off = you save money on your monthly electric bill!
LEDs convert energy to light efficiently
Compared to the regular bulbs (Incandescent, Fluorescent lights or CFLs), LEDs are more efficient because they use less energy. LED lights are said to be using 80% less energy compared to the traditional ones. About 95% of the energy is converted into light, and only 5% is wasted as heat whereas the regular bulbs convert light only around 5% and 95% heat. So if you are still using traditional lighting methods, you are basically paying for heating instead of illumination.
LEDs are available in different colours
Depending on the area where you want to install lights, there might be a need to install a light that is not white or natural-looking. Spas and massage clinics require dim, yellowish lighting (we call this warm white). Whereas there are areas in your house that may need yellow lights or red. With LEDs, you can get the colour that you need for an area without changing bulbs. There are colour-changing LEDs in the market where you can control the brightness and colour depending on your need.
LEDs are environmentally friendly
Mercury is commonly found in incandescent or fluorescent lightings, which harms the body when exposed for a long time. It contaminates the environment upon disposal, especially when done carelessly. LED bulbs, on the other hand, don’t use mercury to produce the light, contributing no toxic waste to the environment. It is also safe to be around for a long time.
LEDs are everywhere
LED-powered lights are the best option when you are constructing a house or renovating one. These bulbs and related fixtures are found easily on our website – You don’t have to go from one store to another to get an LED bulb. This convenience saves you time, effort and gas!