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Homeowners Should Look to LEDs when Upgrading Lighting

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Homeowners are switching from traditional lighting to LED bulbs for both their indoor and outdoor fixtures. As LED lights get more affordable, there has never been a better time to make the switch. Here are a few benefits of LED lighting:

Long-Lasting and Energy Efficient

LEDs have a much longer lifespan than incandescent lights, saving homeowners hundreds of dollars on maintenance and replacement costs. LED lights also last up to 60,000 hours, whereas incandescent bulbs typically only work for 1,500 hours. Even if your LEDs are turned on 24/7, they’ll take approximately six years to burn out.  

Not only do LEDs last longer than incandescent lights, they are also much more energy efficient. In fact, they use up to 90 percent less power than traditional bulbs, drastically cutting down on power costs. So, although LEDs are initially more expensive than regular bulbs, they more than make up for the higher price tag with significantly lower energy costs.

Safe and Durable

Many people choose LEDs because they are durable and safe. LEDs are solid-state lighting devices that utilize semiconductor material instead of a filament or neon gas. This means they’re much sturdier than traditional light bulbs – which contain fragile components.

LEDs can withstand shock, vibration and extreme temperatures much better than incandescent bulbs. Since they generate virtually no heat, they are not a fire hazard like traditional bulbs. And because LED bulb production uses no toxic materials, they are also recyclable and much safer for the environment.

Versatile and Colorful

LED lighting is useful for many reasons, like dimming lights or changing colors. To recreate the warm yellow look of traditional incandescent lighting, homeowners can get LEDs with a color temperature from 2,500K to 3,000K. Lighting professionals generally opt for a 5,000K-6,000K color temperature range when creating a modern look.

While most homeowners prefer simple white lighting, LEDs are extremely versatile and can create millions of color options – making them perfect for decorating your home for the holidays. Since they come in brighter variations than traditional bulbs and don’t overheat when left on, many homeowners also prefer LEDs for floodlights and other outdoor lighting.

Upgrading your lighting from regular bulbs to LEDs reduces your energy costs, creates an inviting atmosphere and makes your house more marketable when it’s time to resell.

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