LED lighting has long been the next-best thing in retail and commercial lighting by designers, but now, they’re catching on with homeowners thanks to their energy efficiency. LED lighting can incur higher upfront costs. However, you don’t need to wait a long time to recover your investment in energy savings.
Light-Emitting Diodes (LED’s) provide many benefits as they burn cool and emit clean, colourless light similar to natural daylight. They also provide significant energy savings as they will last from 35,000 to 200,000 hours. This compares to 1,000 hours for incandescent or 8,000 for compact fluorescents.
LED lighting can be directional, but by carefully choosing your LED lighting applications with the assistance of a knowledgeable supplier, you can ensure that you’ll never be left with a dimly lit space again.
Don’t try to light your entire room or home all at once with LEDs. Instead consider starting small with one of these smart lighting ideas:
- Task and reading lights
- Stairway, closet & recessed lighting
- Linear strips
- Accent lighting
- Outdoor and holiday lighting
LED lighting is cost effective
Your air-conditioning costs will drop substantially as you won’t have to compensate for the heat produced by inefficient incandescent and fluorescent lamps.
Replacement LED tubes and lamps can be retro fitted straight into existing halogen and fluorescent sockets.
LED Lighting adds dramatic accents to office workstations, lobbies, conference rooms and workstations, suiting a wide range of task lighting needs. Led lighting in an office is usually mounted beneath cabinets or desks, within toe kicks or small spaces, to achieve a layered lighting look in most office areas.
It is great for when you need directional lighting to light up a specific workspace in your home or office, kitchen or craft room. Install LED lights above your desk, kitchen bench or craft table to provide lighting that is low energy, targeted and easy on the eye.
LED lighting environmental benefits
Not only will LEDs save you money, but they have significant environmental benefits. LEDs don’t contain mercury, which can be harmful to our bodies, and it can cause problems seeping into soil as bulbs are disposed of.
LEDs emit less than half of CO2 emissions compared to energy savers. They are also easily disposed of as they’re made of environmentally friendly components and are RoHS compliant.
Flicker free LED does not have the flicker found in fluorescent fittings, which will lengthen the lifespan of your bulbs. In addition LED lighting is not sensitive to low temperatures or humidity.
LEDs really shine when it comes to specific task lighting since they’re quite directional.
Using LED lamps to spotlight your work surface will reduce your reliance on overhead lighting and may reduce eyestrain.
It’s a simple process of removing your existing light fitting and replacing it with LED. Not only that but they look cool too.
Think small and experiment with LED lighting applications, increasing your energy efficiency and saving money.
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