LED (Light Emitting Diodes) bulbs are the latest and greatest technological advancement in the lighting industry – and using them is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to cut energy bills in your home.
Small, durable, and extremely energy efficient, LED bulbs enjoy many advantages compared to conventional incandescent and compact fluorescent lighting, including:
- Long Life – How long do LED bulbs last? Let’s put it this way: if you installed LEDs in the room of your newborn and used the light eight hours a day, you wouldn’t need to change the bulb until she was a senior in high school. LED bulbs can last up to 50,000 hours – a number that trounces incandescent (750 to 2,000 hours), compact fluorescent (8,000 to 10,000 hours) and linear fluorescent (20,000 to 30,000 hours) bulbs when it comes to life span expectancy.
- Energy Efficiency – Today’s LEDs can achieve a 90 percent efficiency rate – more than four times higher than conventional light bulbs (the rest of the energy lost as heat). To put it another way: If you spent $100 to run conventional light bulbs in your home, about $80 would be used to heat your room rather than to light it!
- Eco-friendliness – Unlike most conventional fluorescent bulbs, LEDs are free of toxic chemicals. They are also 100 percent recyclable, and will help you to reduce your carbon footprint by up to a third. A longer lifespan also means fewer bulbs in the landfill.
- Durability – LED lights are resistant to shock, vibrations, impact, and cold – which makes them a great choice for outdoor use in any weather, including freezing conditions.
- Compact size – The small size and low profile of LEDs allow them to be used in spaces that are too small for many other light bulbs.
- UV Safety – LED illumination produces little infrared light and close to no UV emissions – which means they can be used to illuminate light sensitive objects such as paintings, photographs, and tapestries.
Replacing the light bulbs in your Connecticut home with super-long lasting LEDs is just one of the measures included in your CMC Home Energy Assessment. Call 203-774-4059 to schedule yours today.