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LED light bulb advantages!

Lighting technology has certainly come a long way since the days of Thomas Edison and we can’t help but wonder if he might’ve had a hand in recent advancements if he was alive today. After all, in the past couple of decades, incandescent lights have given way to fluorescent lamps, LED bulbs, and other alternatives.

Of all the different types of lighting available to us these days, LEDs are leading the way in transforming the way we design our homes, businesses, and outdoor areas. Their attractive quality is only one of the many advantages of LED bulbs and we’ve outlined the biggest benefits below.

Great Energy Efficiency 

The best selling point of LED lights for most people is the fact that they use a lot less energy. Depending on what type of lighting you’re currently using, switching to LED can save anywhere from 60% all the way up to 90% in energy efficiency. This improvement is better for the environment and will allow you to “go green” and lower your overall carbon footprint.

Much Longer Lifespan 

The worst attribute of incandescent light bulbs is their relatively short lifespan. Even though they last for 1,000 hours, it seems like there’s always a bulb going out in your home every week. Fluorescent lamps are much better at 8-10k hours, but neither compare to LED lights, which can last 30-50k and more. Not only is this an extremely long time, but it also means that fewer bulbs will end up in a landfill, which is better for the planet.

Low Temperature Usage

Although Florida doesn’t have what anyone would consider especially harsh winters, the colder months of the year can still get chilly for residents. Many homeowners who have installed fluorescent lamps have discovered that their energy bills go up during the winter because the lights require a higher voltage as temperatures drop. LED lights, on the other hand, actually thrive in colder temperatures, so you never have to worry about their performance.

Better Durability

Traditional lighting involving incandescent bulbs is prone to breakage because the bulbs are encased in glass and contain fragile filaments. LED light bulbs, however, don’t have this issue, which makes them a lot more durable. This means that if one slips out of your hand, you don’t need to worry about it shattering or even cracking in most instances.

Lower Utility Bills

Whether you’re going through a difficult financial period or have been doing fine during the current pandemic, it’s always best to lower your utility bills whenever possible. Since LED lighting uses much less energy then alternative methods, you can save money on your energy bills each month. You can also increase the amount of lighting in your home or business without breaking the bank.

Environmentally Safe

Not only are LED lights better for the environment because they last longer and fewer end up in landfills, their physical construction makes them more environmentally safe, too. Unlike lighting solutions such as fluorescent bulbs and mercury vapor lights, LED bulbs don’t contain any mercury. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about anything leaking out and getting into the environment.

Design Flexibility 

LED light bulbs are very small and can be arranged in a straight line, in a cluster, and many other arrangements. This means that they can basically be used in any type of design that you desire. This level of flexibility allows for customization that other lighting options simply can’t provide. You can use a single LED in a very small flashlight or design a full lighting setup that uses hundreds of them.

LEDs Emit Almost No Heat

Anyone who’s ever touched an incandescent bulb after it’s been on for a minute or so knows how hot they can get. These bulbs emit energy as heat, which not only makes them hot to the touch but can also present a fire hazard. LEDs emit almost no heat, allowing you to move them around safely and set them up anywhere.

Contact Elegant Accents to Learn More Advantages of LED Bulbs 

As you can see, there are several advantages of LED bulbs for both homes and businesses. The crew at Elegant Accents can help you design your lighting setup and get everything installed quickly and efficiently. To learn more about how landscape lighting installation in Tampa can benefit your property or if you have any other questions, give us a call at (813) 629-2228 today.