LED lights are now found everywhere in a modern home.
Here are some good reasons to use LEDs in your home.
- More efficient
- Longer life span
- More durable
- Coloured light choices
- Variable light spectrum
- More decorative
- Eco friendly
What makes LEDs efficient?
LED light bulbs are not only more efficient, they are way more efficient. The efficiency achieved is by way of a semiconductor converting electricity to light. Electricity is passed through a semiconductor named a diode which in turn then produces light (photons) by way of electroluminescence. Basically when power is supplied to the diode it produces light. LED means Light emitting Diode.
Incandescent light bulbs work differently, current runs through a filament or wire which heats up and produces light.
How long do LEDs last compared to the other types.
Typically these are how many hours each should live and their energy rating.
Incandescent lights 1000 hours (High cost)
CFL lights 10,000 hours ((medium cost)
LED lights 25,000 hours (low cost)
The packaging your lights came in will tell you what the expected life span of any given light is.
LED’s are less expensive to run.
Because LEDs are more efficient and last way longer than any other type of light, the cost to operate is much much cheaper. They are also more durable and reliable which also helps them live longer.
For all the reasons noted LED lights are the most efficient lights currently available.
Call us today at 780-646-3051
to see how much switching to LEDs can save you or your business every year.
Stack Electric is a local Edmonton Electrician
If you are not sure if you have LED lights in your home, check your kids room.