Here’s why it makes sense to say goodbye to incandescent, CFL, halogen bulbs and switch to LED Lights.
We can’t emphasize it enough that the benefits of replacing incandescent, CFL, and halogen bulbs with LED lights are endless. They outweigh their competitors in many ways. Energy efficiency, durability, and better illumination being some of them.
The Victorian government is putting emphasis on installing LED lights because they are the latest advancement in lighting, and are a great alternative to your current incandescent, CFL or halogen bulbs.
Here is a list of ways in which installing LED lights at your home can save you time, energy and money:
Benefits of LED Lights:
Highly Energy Efficient
On average, 90% of the electricity used in a 50W halogen bulb turns into heat, which means only 10% of energy is converted into light. Whereas, LED lights to use only 15% of the total energy consumed by a standard halogen bulb, and provide up to 85% better light output. And because they produce no heat, they reduce cooling expenses.
Reduced Energy Bills
Lighting contributes a lot to your overall energy costs. Some areas of your house like the kitchen, bathroom or bedroom utilize a considerable amount of energy because of the frequency and length of time they are used. You cannot reduce traffic in these areas. What you can do is use energy-efficient lighting products in these areas to reduce the overall energy usage. Plus LED lights run on cool temperature when compared to standard incandescent and halogens, they save on energy costs occurring due to air conditioning.
Long Life Span
LED lights have a super long life span of up to 50,000 hours, which means all your maintenance costs are reduced to zero. Plus no more burn out bulbs! If you have high ceilings and light fixtures beyond reach, LEDs are a perfect replacement because they don’t blow up. On average, energy-saving LED light bulbs last up to 8-10 times longer than halogen bulbs, making them an ideal replacement option.
Lifespan is directly liked to carbon emissions. A longer life span means lower greenhouse emissions because longevity reduces the requirement for frequent replacements—meaning the need for fewer bulbs and hence fewer resources are needed for the manufacturing process, packaging materials, and transportation.
LEDs are durable because they don’t have any filaments and glass components, making them resistant against vibration or breakage like old bulbs. This makes them a perfect fit for areas that are exposed to the elements. And since they don’t produce any heat, you can install them in sensitive areas safely, reducing chances of fire.
LED lights deliver full brightness instantly, every time, unlike fluorescent lights that fade in and out or flicker every time you turn them on or off.
Better Light Distribution
LEDs have a better light distribution (focused light in one direction) as compared to conventional lighting which wastes energy by scattering light in all directions. This leads to dark/poorly lit corners or light in areas where it isn’t required such as the ceiling. This means you can achieve much better illumination with fewer LED lights. Fewer lights reduce energy consumption, and hence lighting cost.
LED lights operate at very low voltage, so they are cool to touch and much safer to work with during installation and maintenance. Moreover, they can work just fine even if exposed to rain or snow.
This is one of the reasons why the Australian government wants every household and business to switch to LED lights. The LED lights are eco-friendly as they do not contain mercury or other harmful gasses, nor they emit any harmful UV rays. For example, a 10W LED bulb emits almost 60% less CO2 than a standard 40W incandescent bulb running 10 hours per day.
You can get LED bulbs as small as 2 mm, making them perfect for areas where you don’t have the liberty to use a standard size bulb. They can easily fit into hard-to-reach areas, and give an extra edge to the architectural features of your home or business.
There are many types of LEDs available in the market today. Replacement for every incandescent, CFL or halogen bulb is available to suit every need.
If you want to switch to LED lights or want to learn more about the LED lighting solutions, please contact us today!