A few years ago, light bulbs were just that—light bulbs. There was not much in the way of options, special specifications, or features.
No matter your preferences or budget, you really did not have much of a choice when it came to your home lighting.
Hardware stores only stocked up on incandescent bulbs (which came out before their fluorescent counterparts). All you had to do was simply choose a wattage based on the level of brightness that you desired.
Fast forward a couple years and LED lights have entered the picture.
Many homeowners have made the switch, as experts say replacing your incandescent to LED lighting is something wise homeowners would do.
Because LED lights are extremely energy efficient.
The Energy Efficiency of LED
As your incandescent bulbs burn out, start switching to LED.
LEDs, or light emitting diodes, have an impressive lifespan of more than 20 years. But what’s even more impressive about them is that they save you a whole lot of money, putting incandescent lighting to shame.
LED products produce light 90% more efficiently than incandescent lighting. This is probably why the latter are being phased out; a ban on their sale started three years ago, and will take full effect in 2020.
What makes LED lights work so efficiently?
To answer that question, we need to take a quick look at how LED lights work.
LED lights work by passing an electrical current through a microchip, which lights up the tiny diodes in the bulb. The heat that the diodes produce is then absorbed into a heat sink, preventing performance issues.
Simple as that!
A Better Option Than Incandescent
With LED bulbs now selling at relatively cheaper prices, you can lower your energy costs without shelling out a lot of money—all while helping the environment and filling your house with bright, white light.
The lighting technology has made huge leaps over the years as well, and now LED bulbs deliver the warm light that incandescent bulbs have comforted us with for decades.
LEDs were initially limited to single-bulb use in applications like penlights, strings of Christmas lights, and electronics. Now the technology has beaten incandescent when it comes to versatility.
So, make the switch to LED. The sooner you do, the sooner you’ll start saving!
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