During the winter, days get shorter and you find yourself turning on the lights not just early in the morning, but also relatively early at night. As lights get more use, energy bills can skyrocket. An easy way to cut down on costs and save some energy is by using energy efficient LED light bulbs. Here’s a brief rundown of energy efficient LED lighting options and how they can save you some energy.
LED Lighting 101
LED (Light Emitting Diodes) light bulbs have come a long way thanks to consumer demand and increased environmental awareness. They are extremely energy efficient and can be purchased in just about every variety that you can purchase traditional incandescent bulbs (even Christmas lights!). LED lightbulbs have directional light typically, but newer models do a better job of mimicking incandescent light using diffuser lenses and reflectors to distribute the glow.
Why are LED Bulbs Worth It?
If you aren’t too concerned about energy efficiency, there are still reasons why LED lightbulbs can be worth it for you.
- LED light bulbs last a long time! In fact, they last about 10 times longer than CFL or compact florescent bulbs.
- LED light bulbs are durable and not damaged as easily as incandescent bulbs. This also makes them safer when handling them or transporting them.
- LED light bulbs do not add heat to a room like incandescent lights, so you won’t find yourself too hot in the summertime (or burn your hand when changing the bulb).
If you are concerned about energy efficiency, you can rest assured that LED light bulbs use a mere 1/3 of the electricity used by a CFL and 1/30 of the energy used by an incandescent bulb. Beyond that, you will save money in buying replacements since LEDs last longer and stay cool.
An Energy Efficient Home with Thomas Builders
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