Now that the Holiday’s are almost over and a new year begins. We make resolutions to help us reach weight goals. Have you thought about how to reduce our electric power usage? Thus, reducing our utility bill. One of the easiest ways to do that is to invest in LED light bulbs.
Your lighting makes up roughly five percent of your total bill. By replacing all your light bulbs or just replace the ones that burn out with LEDs. You will start to reap the rewards of light emitting diodes energy efficiency.
Begin With The Top Five
Start with the five light fixtures that are continually on. Just replacing those with LEDs could save you around seventy-five dollars a year. Of course, that is replacing light bulbs with a good quality LED light bulbs that have achieved the EnergyStar Badge.
EnergyStar Badge standards are high; a product that displays the EnergyStar only when that product passed all the tests. Consumers who see the EnergyStar Badge on the package shows visual confidence in their product selection.
LEDs can be found to fit many different lighting applications. Most are a direct replacement bulb. Having the varieties of color temperatures and lumens that we have become accustomed.
Take the old bulbs with you that you are going to replace. There is a wealth of information that you can use from the base of the bulb.
LED light bulbs are 80 percent more energy efficient than a traditional incandescent light bulb. A LED is so energy efficient it will last twenty times longer than an incandescent bulb and eight times longer than a halogen. LEDs come on instantly, no waiting for the lamp to warm up to brightness. Saving you time not having to replace the burned out light bulbs as often.
You have to be sharp though when deciding on which LED replacement lamp will give you the best service. Not all LEDs can be used in an enclosed fixture, or be in an extremely humid environment. Some LEDs are dimmable while others aren’t.
So take note of the specs on the packaging of the best way to use the LED light bulb. Then choose the color temperature for the space you want to illuminate. Compare the wattage of your old lamp to wattage equivalents of the LED.
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You’ve finished comparing the specs of the burned out bulb to the new replacement LED. You selected the equivalent wattage and size of the base for a perfect fit. You’re ready to make your purchase.
The charts that you see above provides you with a rule of thumb. They will clarify some of the questions that might be popping up in your head.
What To Look For on the Package Label
Compare lumens (measure of brightness) to wattages
- Estimated yearly costs
- Life of the bulb
- Light appearance, the color of the light bulb, warm to white (brightness)
Light Emitting Diodes the Industry of the Future
LED Technology for lighting is a two billion dollar industry and by 2023 is expected to grow to a 25 billion dollar industry. LEDs will be efficient and eco-friendly choices for the future.
Inefficient incandescent bulbs are coming to an end in the United States. Customers are actively increasing their desire for lower energy lighting, as well as options for their illumination needs. LED lighting solutions will offer the best energy savings using LED lights.
LED lighting and retrofitting traditional lighting is set to explode. Several entrepreneurs are already looking to take advantage of retrofitting lighting services across the country. They will be offering diagnostics and optimizations to improve efficiencies in the light sources for facilities. Making available information LED light bulb home use reviews.
LEDs have gone from an expensive upgrade to a highly desirable, sustainable and lower power options for the home and business. The LED lighting market is poised for to grow by a factor of twelve over the next decade.
LED lighting market growth is affording many business opportunities, whether it be retrofitting existing buildings, integrating LEDs into the automotive industry. Or building a better-LED bulb for designing and installation of new LED system into new construction.
Opportunities are extensive in the niche of LED technology. The LED luminaries or permanent light fixtures is expected to grow twelve-fold from 2 million today to 25 billion.–(LUX Research)
Now is the time to take full advantage of reducing your utility bills and embracing the new technology. Start small or start large just be sure to start. You also might like these SEE MORE!
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