LED light bulbs offer numerous benefits over regular light bulbs. If you’ve been thinking of ditching traditional incandescent light bulbs for LED bulbs before you head over to Premier Lighting, here are some reasons why you should consider them for your home lighting:
1. They Last Longer
LED lights are relatively pricier than incandescent bulbs. However, in the long run, they could save you money. On average, traditional incandescent bulbs last 1,000 hours. LED lights, on the other hand, last up to 50,000 hours on average. Thus, they’ll reduce the number of times you’ll have to visit the lighting store and replace bulbs.
2. Energy Efficiency
Are your energy costs higher than you expect? Your indoor lighting could be the culprit. If you use traditional incandescent light bulbs, they could be one of the main reasons for your high energy costs. Incandescent light bulbs use filament light that’s inefficient – they use 90% of energy for heat and only 10% for light. LEDs, on the other hand, use efficient light diodes – they use 95% of energy for light, and a negligible 5% is wasted on heat. As a result, the US Department of Energy estimates that LED lighting can cut down on US energy usage by up to 50%.
3. LED Lights are Directional
Incandescent lights disperse light in all directions, creating the need to redirect light. Conversely, LED lighting is more flexible. LEDs emit light over 180 degrees. As a result, they focus light better.
4. Produce Minimal Heat
Conventional light bulbs produce lots of heat. Conversely LED lights, produce very little heat. Thanks to this, they won’t cause temperatures to rise in your home. This could indirectly save you money on air-conditioning.
LED lights are less prone to damage from bumps and knocks because they do not contain a filament. Regular light bulbs, on the other hand, are more prone to damage.
6. Color Variety
When LED lights first hit lighting stores like Premier Lighting, many people criticized them because they produced cold, white lights. But this isn’t the case anymore. Newer LED bulbs offer a variety of color temperatures. From the yellow feel that’s reminiscent of incandescent bulbs to their traditional white, newer LEDs allow you to choose the lighting depending on your preference.
7. LEDs are Dimmable
Lights set the mood in the room. Bright lights can create a cheery atmosphere, while dim lights can create a relaxing one. LED lighting can help you to create the latter atmosphere. While traditional light bulbs are not dimmable, many LED lights can be dimmed.
Unlike traditional light bulbs, LEDs contain no mercury. Mercury can be harmful to infants, children, and expectant mothers because it affects the nervous system.
9. Certain LEDs Offer Superior Performance
While most LEDs consume less energy than traditional light bulbs, certain LEDs can further cut your energy costs. When shopping for LED bulbs at Premier Lighting, look out for bulbs with the Energy Star Label. The label is indicated on bulbs that meet the highest standards.
LED bulbs can offer you all the benefits listed above and much more. Thinking of ditching your traditional incandescent light bulbs for modern light fixtures? Contact Premier Lighting for your interior lighting needs!