Advantages of LED Lighting

  • Blue Collar Electricians
  • December 22, 2020

Consider LED Lighting Options for Your Household Needs

Understanding the Advantages of LED Lighting

Are you thinking of installing under cabinet kitchen lighting in your Akron home? Perhaps you have been wanting to update light bulbs throughout your home to improve the brightness in certain rooms. In most cases, the best option will be LED lighting. LED lighting provides many advantages over traditional incandescent lighting.

LED bulbs emit white light. If you currently use incandescent lighting in your home, you are used to the soft, yellow-colored light that these bulbs typically emit. LED light can be found in a variety of color options but is commonly a cooler white light that is closer to natural daylight. For this reason, LED lights are an excellent choice for under cabinet lighting or any lighting that is used to illuminate a darker area of your home.

LED bulbs produce very little heat. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, LED bulbs emit very little heat compared to incandescent bulbs, which release 90 percent of their energy as heat. While LED bulbs might still feel warm to the touch, they are producing light at a much lower temperature than other types of bulbs. For example, it is very unlikely that an LED bulb would overheat and start a fire.

LED bulbs send light in a specific direction. Incandescent bulbs emit light, and heat, in all directions. Energy Star notes that LED lights are known as directional light sources, and they can use their light and energy more efficiently.

LED bulbs last a really long time. Some types of LED bulbs will last from between 20,000 to 50,000 hours, which, depending on the volume of usage, can be a lifespan of between 10 and 20 years. In that way, choosing LED lighting for your home can be a cost-effective and energy-saving decision.

Are you ready to make the switch to LED lighting in your Twinsburg home? While upgrading to LED lighting can have a huge impact, it is still important to carefully select the right type of LED bulbs for your existing fixtures. Give us a call, and we will handle the job safely and efficiently.