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LED Lighting and Its Benefits
Working from home has become the norm after the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Apollo Technical Engineered Talent Solutions close to 70 percent of full-time workers are working from home. In addition, 92 percent of people surveyed expect to work from home at least one day a week, and 80 percent are expected to work three days a week continuing the pandemic.
With that in mind, one may not think about electricity and lighting as a topic of interest, but we are here to help you understand why your old-school lightbulbs may not be serving you and why switching to LED lighting will benefit the environment and your home. For those working in an office setting, LED (Light Emitting Diodes) lighting is just as important as at home. LED lighting products produce light up to 90 percent more efficiently than incandescent light bulbs.
Check out the top reasons LED lights can benefit your home or business.
Decreased Energy Use
LED lights are more efficient in producing light than regular light bulbs. Currently, 80 percent of electrical energy is converted to light and 20 percent is lost in other forms of energy, such as heat. With traditional light bulbs, that statistic is reversed with 80 percent loss to heat and 20 percent used as energy.
A regular light bulb heats up while LED lights generate no to very little heat. They can be left on for longer periods of time decreasing dangers including fires and burns.
Did you know that many lightbulbs have chemicals in them, such as mercury? Not LED lights! Made from non-toxic materials LED lights contain zero chemicals and are also recyclable and considered green. In addition, they last longer than regular light bulbs which means fewer products can be manufactured, decreasing excess materials and waste.
The number one benefit for most people is that LED lights have a long lifespan. Many LED lights are rated to last 50,000 hours or more. That translates into roughly 5 and a half years if you had the lights running 24 hours a day. Of course, most people don’t leave lightbulbs on for 24 hours a day at home, so you may be sending your child off to college and switching light bulbs around the same time.
Are you looking to upgrade your lighting fixtures at home to LED? Contact us for a free estimate.