Should You Upgrade To LED At Home?

By on November 30, 2012

LED lighting has been making a name for itself over the past few years, and some people have already jumped on the bandwagon and switched their traditional bulbs to LEDs. However, there are still some people out there who don’t realize the benefits of LED lighting and may not have switched yet. If you have yet to switch out your traditional bulbs and replace them with LEDs, here are a few thing that you’ll want to know before making your final decision.

They save you money.
Most people don’t buy LED lights because they cost more money than traditional bulbs. However, what these people don’t realize is that LEDs will last much longer than traditional bulbs, which means that they will eventually save you money in the long run because you will not need to replace your bulbs multiple times per year.

They use less energy.
LED lights use about 75% less energy than most traditional bulbs. Not only is this great for the environment, but it’s also a great way to save even more money. With LEDs throughout your home, you’ll see a significant decrease in your energy bill too.

They provide whiter light.
The light that comes from an LED light is brighter and more clear than light produced by a traditional bulb. They will easily brighten up any room without giving your room the yellow tint produced by traditional bulbs.

They’re more focused.
The biggest complaint that people have with LED lights is that the light they produce is more focused. This means that while you’ll have a decent amount of light near thebulb, the further away from the bulb you are, the less light you’ll have. Most people claim that one single LED light is not enough to provide ample lighting throughout their room, so then end up turning on more than one light.

They’re safer.
Have you ever tried to remove a light bulb shortly after turning the light off? If so, you know the pain you felt when you burned your fingertips because the bulb was so hot. With LEDs, you won’t have this problem. LEDs barely produce any heat, which means that you won’t run the risk of burning yourself or something else with the bulb.

They take a little longer to reach maximum brightness.
When you turn on a traditional light bulb, the light will produce the exact amount of light it possibly can from the minute it’s turned on. With LEDs, you will have a decent amount of light when you turn on the bulb, but the light will eventually get brighter a few minutes after it’s turned on.

They’re very durable.
LED lights are known to be more durable than traditional lights. They have a much longer lifespan, and they’re also made to be more durable. LED Christmas lights, for example, have a plastic shell with the bulb tucked inside. This is much different and much more durable than the glass bulbs used on traditional lights. Plus, since the LED light is actually inside the the wire portion of the shell, if you lose a bulb, you will still have light.

Garrett Payne spends most of his time working with new LED technology.  He also enjoys blogging about the latest technologies and technological improvements for the home.

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