Things You Need To Know Before Switching To LED

Things You Need To Know Before Switching To LED

Incandescent lighting is commonly used throughout residential and commercial property in Texas. However, in light of the rise in frequency of power surges and the energy shortfall throughout Texas, LED lighting provides an efficient alternative. 

If you’re still on the ledge about whether you should go with LED lights instead of traditional light bulbs, you should consider the following advantages of using LED lights.

Higher Energy Efficiency

LED lighting is known for its energy efficiency and the cost savings that it brings. Compared to incandescent lighting, like light bulbs, LED lights use only 25% of the energy and produce more light. Considering how Texas is one of the few states in the US with some of the highest electricity prices, switching to LED is one of the smartest decisions that you can make.  

LED Bulbs Last Longer

Regular lightbulbs, the ones that use a filament to produce light, have a lifespan of 1000 hours. So, if you’re running these filament bulbs for 8-hours a day, they will go out in 125 days or about 3 months. LED bulbs, on the other hand, have insane lifespans of 11,000 hours—this amounts to 3 and a half years if it runs for 8-hours daily. 

Interestingly enough, these bulbs don’t burn out either—but grow dimmer as time passes. So, you can tell when you need to replace them, unlike filament bulbs which just spontaneously go out. This reduces the number of times you need to change bulbs and LED bulbs never take you by surprise. 

Lower Risk of Injuries

You know how you can burn yourself if you touch an incandescent light bulb? That doesn’t happen with an LED bulb. Traditional bulbs use electricity to heat up the filament and produce light—LED lights use these small diodes that produce light when current passes through them. Since these diodes never heat up, neither does the bulb itself and you can touch it or handle it even if it’s been running for hours. 

Color Range

While there isn’t much range in terms of colored lighting with incandescent bulbs, you can buy any colored LED bulb in the market. With their cost-efficiency and longevity, many people are actually moving to LED for decoration and general lighting purposes.

If you’re looking to install decorative lighting in your backyard or change up the lighting in your homes or offices, you should get in touch with us at RHK Electrical. We specialize in setting up holiday lighting decorations in Cypress, TX and offer a wide range of other electrical services. 

Get in touch with us today for more information on their services. 

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