LED lighting is a class of products with numerous advantages over traditional light bulbs. The term stands for “light-emitting diode” — a modern innovation that features energy efficiency, longevity and enhanced safety along with several other benefits.
Hallmark Homes Group recommends using LEDs in your new Bucks County home. These types of bulbs can be installed in any type of lighting fixture, indoor or outdoor.Do LEDs Save Energy?
LEDs use far less energy to create the same results as incandescent bulbs — consuming about 50% less electricity per unit. According to Energystar.gov — a government-backed data collection agency — LEDs offer 60 – 75% greater energy efficiency by consuming up to 90% fewer watts per second. These are important distinctions if you are a homebuyer who is interested in reducing your carbon footprint.Do LEDs Last Longer?
LEDs are designed to last up to 40 times longer than incandescent bulbs, resulting in units with a potential lifespan of 60,000 hours as opposed to the usual 1,500 or so hours of older types of bulbs. LEDs can be expected to produce light for as long as seven years before needing to be replaced. Plus, LEDs are built far sturdier than traditional bulbs, so they do not break easily while being handled or from overheating. These bulbs contain tiny computer chips encased in tough, semiconductor material rather than fragile filaments set within the brittle glass.Does Using LEDs Help Save Money on Electric Bills?
Greater efficiency and durability mean big savings on bills. Low usage of watts across an entire property can cut down on monthly utilities. Meanwhile, bulbs that last for a long time save money on materials by not needing to be replaced as often as fluorescent and incandescent bulbs. This means you can spend your free time enjoying your new home rather than replacing burned-out bulbs.Do LED Bulbs Get Hot?
LED bulbs offer enhanced safety because they are set in what is known as a heat sink — a feature that reduces the amount of heat that a bulb can generate. This ensures safety from burns for anyone who may be adjusting fixtures that are currently in use — because unlike incandescent, fluorescent or halogen bulbs — LEDs are not hot to the touch. This feature also reduces fire hazards for free-standing fixtures.Enjoy High Performance
Another advantage to using LED lighting in your home is that these bulbs can be dimmed to as little as 10% light output to suit a homeowner’s aesthetic preferences. Also, rapid cycling (frequently turning on and off) does not affect the life of the bulb. Plus, when turned on, LEDs emit 100 percent brightness almost immediately — providing the luxury of having dark spaces completely lit up in an instant.
While you’re choosing the best options for your new home – right after the countertops and carpet – start using LED bulbs and fixtures right from the start. You will be amazed by the results. Reach out to the experts at Hallmark to learn more about energy-efficient homes that are perfect for you and your family.