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Advantages of LED Lights Compared To Traditional Lighting

If you have been waiting to make the switch from traditional lighting options over to LED lights, HedgeHog Electric is here to help you learn all about the advantages of LEDs. That way, you can be fully informed on why putting LED lights in your home is one of the best things you can do for your lighting needs.

Greater Energy Efficiency With LEDs

One of the major benefits of using LED lighting solutions over more traditional lighting is the overall energy efficiency. LEDs use minimal power; in contrast, other light bulbs tend to waste energy on emitting both light and heat.

Once you switch to LED lighting, it is possible that you can save from 60%-90% in energy expenditure.

More Size Variability With LED Light Bulbs

LED lights can easily range from large outdoor lights to tiny Christmas string lights. With their size variability, you can easily use LEDs in all areas where you would need traditional lights. With their size adaptation, you can save on lighting costs in all areas of your home and business.

LED Lights Have Superior Lifespans

As LEDs don’t burn through as much energy, they also last far longer than your average light bulb. In fact, an LED light can last between 50,000-100,000 hours of operation, which is around 2-4 times as long as traditional lighting solutions.

This longer lifespan has the clear advantage of lowering your overall replacement costs since you won’t be changing bulbs as frequently.

Enjoy Better Color Rendering Index With LEDs

The color rendering index (CRI) measures how well a light bulb can show the actual color of things as it is compared to natural light. Many traditional lights have fairly poor CRI ratings, while LEDs generally have high CRI ratings. Having better CRI ratings can help in multiple areas around your home and in commercial settings. Some examples are:

  • LEDs in the kitchen can help you more accurately assess the completeness of cooked dishes and cleanliness of dishes.
  • Well-lit outdoor lighting can help improve security, especially if the outdoors is recorded. The clearer light helps video home security systems more accurately capture activity around the property.
  • Light solutions with low CRI ratings can lead to eyestrain, while the brighter, higher CRI rated LEDs can ease the strain.

LEDs Provide Greater Safety

As we mentioned, LEDs emit far less heat than an incandescent bulb and other types of light bulbs. In fact, the fact that traditional lighting solutions become so hot is one of the significant hazards of using that type of lighting.

Instead of risking your home or anything else with overly hot bulbs, LED lights are a natural solution. As they generally use a tenth of the power that incandescent bulbs use, LEDs don’t waste energy on heat emission, making them far safer use. If you are looking to make your home or business safer, one of our lighting services is LED retrofitting, so you can have your lighting solutions overhauled by our excellent electricians.

Dim Your LED Lights More Effectively

When you want to dim an LED light, you can easily do it with the right LED dimming lighting controls installed. Even better, your LED lights become even more effective in energy conservation when you dim them.

As you can operate LED lights from almost any percentage of their power range of 0-100%, you can more precisely control how dark or bright you want your lights to be.

Focused Lighting With LEDs

Traditional light bulbs have a 360-degree radius of light, which means there is a good deal of lighting which is wasted on areas you don’t really care about lighting. With LED lights, you have a focused, 180-degree area of light. This greater light focusing contributes to less power waste and improved focal lighting on the areas you want to be highlighted.

Be More Green With LED Lights

Not only can you be more energy efficient with LED light and be more eco-friendly, but LED lights also lack the environmentally harmful components of traditional lights.

In your standard mercury vapor bulb and fluorescent light bulb, you will have mercury, which can be harmful to the environment and require specialized disposal processes. With LED lights, this harmful ingredient isn’t present.

Don’t Worry About Switching LEDs On & Off

Most traditional lights need to “warm up”, meaning that they take time to become bright. With LED lights, you can simply switch them on and enjoy bright light from the flick of the switch.

Also, as you turn your LED lights on and off, you don’t have to worry about burning out the bulb. Unlike traditional lights, you can switch your LED lights on and off without any negative effects on the lifespan of the bulb.

HedgeHog Electric is proud to help you with all your residential and commercial electrical needs. Whether you need advice on your lighting, new wiring, or other electrical needs, contact us and see why so many people recommend our professional electrical services.

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