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Homeowners are constantly looking for ways to improve their energy efficiency. Better energy efficiency means a more comfortable home with lower monthly costs, so improving energy efficiency is a major priority. One of the easiest and most effective ways to lower the amount of energy that your home uses on a monthly basis is to switch from filament lighting to LED light bulbs.
At Anything Electric, our Canton electricians can offer you a number of lighting services, and we highly recommend switching to LED light bulbs. Normal incandescent lights simply aren’t effective—over 90% of their energy is turned into heat, which makes them a very inefficient light source.
Still, many homeowners are used to using filament bulbs simply because LED lights were much more expensive for many years. LED lighting prices have dropped, however, and they’re now more accessible than ever.
Here are a few of the great benefits you can get from switching to LED lighting:
LED bulbs have an operational lifetime expectation of up to 11 years. That means that if they’re never turned off, you can expect them to last for 11 years—they’ll probably actually last much longer. If you left an LED bulb on in your Canton home for 8 hours per day, you could expect it to last for 20 years. They’ll also maintain their original levels of brightness throughout their lifetimes.
LEDs consume far less electricity than incandescent bulbs. A standard incandescent bulb uses about 60 watts, whereas LED bulbs use no more than 13. They’re about 80-90% more efficient than conventional light bulbs, and over time, they can save you a significant amount of money.
LED lights don’t contain any toxic materials and they’re 100% recyclable. They can help you reduce your carbon footprint. One LED bulb can save material and production of 25 incandescent bulbs.
LED light bulbs can be dimmed, so you’ll have much more control over their light, color, and distribution. Well-designed LED illumination systems can achieve fantastic lighting effects, not only for the eye but also for the mood.
The initial cost of LED bulbs might be more than it would be for conventional bulbs, but in the long run, they’ll help you save a tremendous amount of money. Most likely, you would have spent more money on bulb replacements for incandescent lights than you did on the LED bulbs over their lifetime. Compound that with your energy savings, and the long-term cost is much lower.
If you’re looking for LED lighting in Canton call Anything Electric at 770-345-1988, or fill out our online request form.