Switching to LED lighting has many benefits:
While LED lights require a higher initial buy-in, switching to LED lights is a great way to save money on your hydro bill and consider the environment at the same time. These bulbs last longer, use a fraction of the energy that incandescent bulbs consume, and they come in a wide variety of options. The savings you’ll see on your energy bills offset the higher price per bulb, and they last so long that some come with five-year warranties.
Energy efficiency is the underlying advantage. LED lights will save you money because they consume far less wattage than other types of lamps. A 9-watt LED lamp can provide a similar or greater lighting effect than a 60-watt incandescent bulb. As a result, your energy bill will drop significantly, recouping your costs and saving more money over time.
The cost to purchase LED lamps is higher than incandescent or halogen light bulbs but they will last considerably longer as they run much cooler and are electronic. Depending on where you purchase your LED lamps, there will be a warranty. Our suppliers offer a 5-year warranty.
LED lighting is a great alternative to incandescent or halogen lighting because it runs much cooler. Working in an area with a low ceiling can get very warm with halogen lighting as it radiates heat and can cause an uncomfortable room in the summer months.
LED lights also spread light in a wider beam angle, illuminating greater surface areas on your walls than traditional lights. This works very well outdoors, where floodlights need to cover a wide area on a low energy budget.
Fit into existing sockets: LED lights fit existing sockets without requiring retrofitting. This makes installing them a straightforward job.
Turn on instantly: Compared to fluorescent lights, which need a minute or two to reach full brightness, LED lights turn on instantly. You can usually install LED lights with standard dimmer switches, but consult an experienced electrician to ensure that your dimmers aren’t the low-quality versions that are not compatible with LED lighting.
Variety of Colours and Shades:
LED lights also come in a variety of colours and shades, offering many options for your preference of lighting effect.
They are rated in lumens and colour temperature (a 4 digit number with a K at the end).
- Faint Yellow: 2700K bulbs emit a faint yellow light that resembles a traditional 60-watt incandescent bulb. The traditional decorator would typically appreciate this shade.
- White: 3000K bulbs emit a white light instead of yellow, providing a marginally colder feel that complements modern homes. It really highlights true colours so you can appreciate your paint choices, and is often appreciated by contemporary decorators.
- Blue Tint: 4000K bulbs add a blue tint to the light, creating an even colder lighting effect
- Very Cold: 5000K bulbs occupy the far end of the spectrum with a very cold lighting that suits commercial and industrial work environments.
Call us at Tri-City Electrical to switch to LED lights on a reasonable budget today—we look forward to hearing from you!