Generally referred to as LEDs, light-emitting diodes are a form of light bulb technology that has become very popular in homes and businesses all over. There are many reasons for the rise in popularity of LEDs. They can last as long as 25 years and are up to 80% more energy efficient than traditional types of light bulbs. For those reasons you can save energy and a significant amount of money on your utility bills by installing LED bulbs. Additionally, LEDs bulb technology allows for many different types of colors and creative forms of lighting that have never been available before. Ok, we’ve told you about the benefits of LED lighting, but maybe you’re just not ready to completely convert to using LED’s everywhere in your home or business. We get it. We’ll help ease you into it, with three places you would be foolish not to be using LEDs now…
1) – Get out the Ladder
If your home or business has vaulted ceilings, it can be very tricky to change a light bulb that has burned out in a hard to reach place. Therefore, it makes perfect sense to use a bulb that you will need to change much less often. Because LEDs use energy efficiently and produce very little heat, they can actually last up to 25 times longer than the average incandescent bulb. That means you will rarely need to purchase a new bulb or pull out the ladder to install it.
2) – Too many light bulbs to change
On a similar note, LED light bulbs make sense in areas that use a lot of lights, such as recessed lighting. Large office buildings contain a lot of recessed lights in hallways and bathrooms among other places. If you own such a building, or operate a business inside one, it not only costs money to buy replacement bulbs but also to pay someone to take out the old bulbs and install the new ones.
Additionally, recessed lights are now much more common in homes today. Specifically, many kitchens now use recessed lighting extensively. You can use LEDs in the ceiling, in kitchen drawers and for lighting under cabinets.. One specific benefit to LEDs is that they are much more focused and directional than other bulbs, so they are more effective in such areas. They also emit much less heat than incandescent bulbs, so they are safer to the touch.
For three great LED recessed lighting options, see our article: Chuck Wasteful Bulbs – 3 LED Flood Lights to Save Energy
3) – It’s too cold, Too Hot and Too Dark
Lights that are commonly found outdoors, especially ones that stay on for long periods of time, are perfect for LEDs. Many people use landscaping lights to draw attention to lawns, gardens and other areas outside their home or business. Or, you might illuminate your home or business for security with a light that’s located very high off the ground. Inevitably, one of these lights always goes out at the most inconvenient times – during a heat wave, a blizzard or as you’re returning to your home or office when you need the light to guide your way through the dark. By choosing LEDs for such areas, you won’t need to change lights nearly as often, or ever. Learn more about an innovative wireless LED security lighting product, by reading our article that features Mr. Beams Motion Sensing Wireless LED Spotlight.
Furthermore, you’ll will save money because LEDs use less energy. When leaving lights on all night, or even for extended times, the cost of energy can really add up. By choosing an option that is more energy efficient, you can also reduce your monthly energy bill. One additional benefit is that LEDs are a more durable option than glass bulbs, making them more resistant to damage from weather and other outside forces.
Even if you’re not ready to entirely replace your old light bulbs in your home or business. It makes a lot of sense to use LEDs in areas where light bulbs are difficult to replace and where lighting is critical. You’ll avoid the aggravation of spending extra time and money replacing light bulbs that burn out quickly and save more energy, at the same time.