10 Jun All About Residential and Commercial LED Lighting and Energy-Efficiency
Today, most property owners look for ways and means to make their properties more energy-efficient. It’s why people insulate their homes using the latest materials, are choosing appliances with a high WELS rating and opt for green building materials when they are constructing their homes. One more effective way to improve the energy efficiency of your home or commercial establishment is to opt for LED lighting systems.
Many people avoid replacing their older CFL bulbs with energy-efficient LED bulbs because they feel the latter are too expensive. While it’s true that the up-front cost of LED bulbs is 5-6 times higher than standard bulbs, the cost factors can’t be looked at in isolation. Here are some other facts that will help you make a more well-informed choice about the type of lighting to use.
How does LED Lighting work?
Unlike conventional bulbs, LEDs don’t have any filament that can burn out and they emit a very cool light which goes a long way in reducing residential and commercial air- conditioning bills. These bulbs get illuminated when the electrons move through a semi-conductor and release visible light.
- Most good quality LEDs come with a 5-year warranty
- They last far longer than all other types of lighting- On an average, the life-span of LED bulbs is around 50,000 to 80,000 hours. In effect, if a bulb was constantly lit, it would easily last for almost 20 years
- LED bulbs are 80% more energy efficient than conventional lighting and you can expect a reduction of at least 60% – 85% in your energy bills.
Though the initial costs of LED lights are higher than other conventional types of lighting, you end up saving a significant amount of money in the long term. Regardless of whether you need commercial or residential LED lighting, transitioning to LED light bulbs is a smart choice. Today, a large number of homeowners and commercial establishments are switching to LED lighting.
Many people wonder whether LED bulbs are able to provide as much illumination as incandescent bulbs or CFL bulbs do. In order to understand this, it’s important to understand a little more about how the light intensity of a bulb is measured. Lumen (a measure of the light intensity) is the simplest (though not perfect) measure of lighting efficiency that any lighting sources produce for every watt.
A traditional incandescent bulb provides 13 lumens per watt to light a room. A fluorescent globe provides around 60 lumens per watt. In comparison, an LED bulb provides 80 lumens per watt. As you can see, even when it comes to illumination, LED bulbs stand a head above the rest of the lighting options.
Apart from the illumination and energy-efficiency factors, there are some other distinct advantages to using LEDs on your commercial or residential property.
- LEDs don’t contain any toxic chemicals and are a very safe type of lighting for your property
- These bulbs are highly durable and recyclable
- LED bulbs are also safe for use in art galleries and museums. Having a commercial LED lighting system installed in these spaces can be beneficial. This is because conventional bulbs have UV emissions that can damage sensitive artwork or materials
- As mentioned earlier, LEDs don’t produce too much heat. While this has a very positive impact on your cooling expenses, you won’t accidently burn your fingers on LED bulbs either.
Switch to Energy-efficient LED Lighting
The need of the hour is for energy-efficient alternatives and LED lighting is a revolution in lighting. No matter which way you look at it, you stand to benefit from switching to LED lighting. For any more information about LED lighting and for any type of commercial or residential electrical jobs, call Allround Electrical’s friendly team today at this number – 1300 169 263. You can also write to us at this email address or by filling out this contact form.
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