If you think that all light bulbs are the same, think again. There are a number of different light bulbs on the market today, and not all of them are going to give you the same bang for your buck. Trust us when we tell you that investing in the cheapest light bulbs that you can find is not really a good way to save money.
LED lightbulbs are very obviously more expensive than cheap incandescents, or even CFL bulbs. However, they also have many benefits to homeowners. Read on, and you just may realize that you could use some LED lights bulbs in your indoor and outdoor lighting systems in Everett, WA.
What Sets LEDs Apart?
LEDs, or light emitting diodes, are extremely small. This is why many LEDs are grouped together in a single bulb. They are incredibly efficient, they don’t get as hot as other lights, and they last longer. In fact, they last 25% longer and use 75% less energy than incandescent bulbs.
LEDs are also highly directional. This eliminates the needs for components like reflectors in their fixtures. Overhead LEDs are great for use in areas such as above kitchen counters, where the light can be directed directly down onto the surface.
Whereas 80-90% of the energy released by incandescent bulbs or CFLs is released as heat, LEDs don’t get very warm. This is beneficial for a few reasons. First of all, it makes LEDs safer. It also adds to their great efficiency.
Not only do LEDs last longer than other bulbs because they have a longer lifespan, but they are also just sturdier. You’re far less likely to accidentally break an LED than you are an incandescent bulb. That has safety benefits, as well!
If you are ready to take advantage of LED lighting in your home, give the professional electricians at G & S Heating Cooling & Electric a call today.