Switching to LED lighting will provide many benefits for your home. Compared to traditional light bulbs, LED bulbs offer a variety of advantages that will save you money while providing clean, bright light that is energy efficient. Take a look at three important benefits of LED lighting.
Longer Life Span
When compared to traditional lighting, the biggest advantage of LED lighting is its longer life span. The average LED bulb lasts from 50,000 to 100,000 hours which is 40 times longer than a traditional incandescent light bulb. It is also lasts up to four times longer that most fluorescent, sodium vapor, and metal halide lights. A longer life span is an advantage, because you don’t have to replace bulbs as often. That saves you money on light bulb replacement which can add up to hundreds of dollars each year.
More Energy Efficiency
LED lights consume very low amounts of power which results in lower home energy costs each year. Depending on your home’s lighting needs and the type of LED lights or fixtures installed, your annual energy savings could be as high as 80 to 90 percent. When selecting LED lighting, it’s important to look for the number of lumens or luminous efficacy that tells you the amount of light that’s emitted. Lumens are comparable to watts that are emitted from traditional incandescent light bulbs. If you want to switch to LED lights, it’s easy with a fluorescent starter.
Greater Fire Safety
Many homeowners are not aware that LED lighting provides greater fire safety than traditional lighting. LED bulbs emit bright, white light, but very little heat. If you have ever tried to change an incandescent light bulb while it’s on, you know it can burn your fingers. That’s because incandescent bulbs convert more than 90 percent of their energy into heat, while only 10 percent of their energy is used for light. LED lights use much less energy and consume much less power, so they can operate very efficiently on low-voltage electrical systems. That means much lower risk of fire that can start from faulty wiring and electrical problems.