Why Switch to LED Lights?

Why Switch to LED Lights?


Have you tried using LED lights in your home? These lights can save you big bucks on energy, and give you better-quality light at the same time.

LED (or “light-emitting diode”) lights are very different from the old incandescent and fluorescent bulbs in your home right now. They come in a wide variety of designs that fit your same light sockets, but use a newer technology that lasts much, much longer—and require less energy to operate.

You can already find LED lighting options at your local hardware store for just about any application in your home, including recessed lights, skylights, outdoor lights, vanity lights, lamps, chandeliers—and even Christmas lights.

So what are the advantages to using LED lights in your home?

#1—Save money in long-term energy costs.

Residential LED lights use 75% less energy than incandescent bulbs. While the LED bulbs cost a little more upfront, just replacing the 5 most frequently used light fixtures in your home will save you an estimated $75 per year.

#2—Much longer lifespan.

LED lights have an impressive lifespan, and can last up to 25 times longer than traditional bulbs. In fact, some can actually last 20+ years.

#3—Better, brighter color—in a range of hues.

Yes, LED’s can reproduce the warm whites, soft whites, and even bright whites that we love in our halogen and incandescent bulbs. But they can also produce a rainbow of other colors, including many variations of white and yellow—as well as blues, greens, purples, reds.

#4—They give off less heat.

Even after hours of use, most LED lights remain cool to the touch—reducing the risk of fires or burns, and making your house more comfortable during the hot Kansas City summers.

#5—Easier to point in a direction.

LED bulbs emit light in a specific direction, making them ideal for spotlights, drop lights, skylights, fireplace lighting, and recessed downlights.

Installing new lights? Need a recommendation for a good electrician in your area? Your ReeceNichols agent can help. Contact us today.