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Posted by Leland On January - 22 - 2016 1 Comment

ResidentialFallonCaryNC052112003w=625h=400More and more homeowners are switching to LED lights in their homes for a variety of reasons. The technology of LEDs is much more sophisticated than other lighting methods. They emit light in narrow wavelengths, can emit multiple colors depending on the bulb, and simply burn a lot brighter. Quite a few homeowners still resort to traditional lighting methods such as CFLs (Compact Flourescent Lights).

Are you considering LEDs for your home? Should you buy LED lights for your home? People are beginning to say yes due to many major reasons and benefits they provide. Installing LEDs in your home will produce better light. LED lights come in a number of color temperatures, as well. They create a sleek, modern look in any design. You can even install LED for your fridge light if you’re interested in going 100% LED.

However, quite a few people have questions before switching completely over to LEDs. We’ve also answered some important questions about the lighting option here:

How long do LED lights last?

They can last up to 50,000 hours. That’s nearly 17 years if used 8 hours per day. That’s 50 times longer than a traditional incandescent bulb, 20-25 times longer than a halogen bulb, and 8-10 times longer than a CFL. Imagine having these lights in your home. With such a long life span, they would require less changes and less maintenance.

Where can LEDs be used in the home?

LED lights can be used almost anywhere. You see them a lot in kitchens, living rooms, bathrooms, and studies, though they can be installed anywhere throughout a home. They provide a beautiful, elegant style to any home.

Will LED lights produce enough light to replace bulbs I use now?

In most cases, yes. LEDs can produce as much light as traditional incandescent bulbs, if not, more. They burn brighter, and reach their optimum brightness within microseconds. LED light output is impressive and much more efficient.

How much do LED lights cost?

This is a question that many homeowners considering LEDs ask. Typically, an LED light costs around $11 per bulb, but this price depends. The LED light costs around $1.32 per year to run on electricity, a much more cost effective alternative to other light options. CFLs cost around $1.56 per year, but also do not last as long.

How green are LEDs?

LED lights are the most energy efficient lighting option you can have in your home, thus making them also very cost effective. They are very green, burn brighter while using less electricity, last longer, and lose energy to heat and use more toward providing light.

So now ask yourself again: should I by LED lights for my home? These are some of the top reasons why LED lights can be such a benefit, but the list goes on. They provide beautiful, modern lighting in homes, use less energy, and therefore, are less costly.


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