Here at The Neighborhood Electrician, we know you care about your home, and we want to help you make it the best it can be. To do this, we offer a number of great options for electrical upgrades, and one of the most popular of these options is our LED lighting upgrades. In this article, we’ll go over some of the benefits of LED lighting in order to help you decide if this change is right for your home.
- Lifespan- One of the main benefits of LED lighting upgrades is that LEDs last longer than standard light bulbs–much longer. LEDs last between 50,000 and 100,000 operating hours on average, and some have been shown to last even longer. This puts the lifespan of an LED at up to four times as long as that of a fluorescent bulb, and more than 40 times as long as a traditional incandescent one.
- Energy Savings- Another benefit of LED lighting upgrades is that they will save you a lot of energy. According to experts, most LED retrofit projects improve the building’s energy efficiency by between 60 and 75 percent, with some buildings improving by as much as 90 percent. LEDs use very little power compared to other lighting options, with no loss of illumination.
- Reduced Fire Risk- A third, sometimes overlooked benefit of LED lighting upgrades is that they will improve your home’s fire safety. Most traditional lightbulbs waste a lot of energy as heat, and that excess heat can create a serious fire hazard. LEDs, on the other hand, emit next to no heat energy, and are therefore much safer.