The Benefits of Energy Efficient Lighting
The average household spends up to 25% of their energy budget on lighting. Switching from old technology to LED light bulbs is one of the quickest ways to lower energy costs in both the immediate and long-term.
Here are some of the benefits of an LED lighting system from Alternatex Solutions:
Energy Efficient: LED bulbs use just 2-17 watts of electricity, which is between 1/3rd to 1/30th of the wattage of incandescent or CFL bulbs.
Cost-effective: LED light bulbs may be slightly more expensive than traditional ones, but you will recover this cost difference in time through savings on your electric bill. Plus, the cost of newer LEDs has gone down considerably within the last few years, and are continuing to decrease.
Durability: Because LEDs bulbs are solid and don’t have a filament, they are more durable and don’t get damaged as easily as regular incandescent bulbs do. You’ll save even more money in the long run because you will have to replace LEDs much less often.
Longer Lasting: LED light bulbs last far long than typical incandescent bulbs, and up to 10 times longer than compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs. Flashlights with LED bulbs will have a battery life that’s 10 to 15 times longer than flashlights with incandescent bulbs.
Less Heat: Regular incandescent bulbs get very hot, and add to the unintended build-up of heat in the room (causing you to have to crank up the air conditioner when you may not have otherwise). However, LEDs produce only 3.4 btu’s per hour, compared to 85 btu’s per hour for incandescent.
Safer: No mercury is used in the manufacturing of LEDs.
Upgrading your lighting to an energy-efficiency solution is one of the quickest and most affordable ways to start your path to Energy Independence.
What Are LEDs?
LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) are solid light bulbs which are extremely energy-efficient. They were originally developed for single-bulb use in instrument panels, pen lights, and electronics. Their application was later expanded for use in Christmas lights, flashlights and headlamps. Now, LEDs are the next generation in home lighting.