Benefits of LED Lights In Your Home

LEDs, or Light Emitting Diodes, have been around for a long time. However, their many beneficial uses have really just started becoming readily available for use in our homes. Of course we all know about the red LED light in our remotes, where it is used to send signals to our TVs, DVD players, stereos, etc. But they can do so much more. LED lights are destined to replace incandescent and CFL lights.

Between LED light bulbs to replace our incandescent ancestors to LED spotlights for use in track lighting as well as landscaping, LED lights are here to stay in our homes and save us money. While still on the expensive side, these lights tend to pay for themselves within a year in places where the lights tend to stay on for several hours a day. Why? Because they convert the energy used to light more efficiently.

An incandescent light bulb uses about 5-10% of the energy used to create light, which means 90-95% of the energy used is converted to heat. Fluorescent light bulbs are more efficient at 60% energy converted to light, 40% converted to heat. But compare that to LED lights, which is at a whopping 90-95% energy converted to light. Not only are these little things efficient, but they don’t heat up either, making them perfect for so many applications.

So what does this really mean to the home owner? Lower electricity bills due to lighting. Fewer purchases of light bulbs as well since these last 50,000 – 80,000 hours, as compared to 1,000 hours for an average incandescent light bulb, and 10,000 hours for a fluorescent bulb. It can also help reduce the amount of heat in your home in the summer time, which may also help keep electricity bills down further.

If you’re ready to start saving on your energy bills now, start replacing your light bulbs with LED light bulbs. Since they are expensive to start with, look at places that have the lights turned on the most. These are the places where you will reap the most benefit.

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