Whether it be for conserving energy or simply making your living areas brighter, upgrading the lighting in your home is a fantastic idea. Since there's plenty of perks that come with a lighting upgrade, we're going to highlight some of the many positives that come with such an endeavor. Here's a look at why lighting upgrades are a fantastic idea in your home.
Upgrades Are Safe & Eco-Friendly
If you happen to be switching to LED lighting, you're in for quite a treat. LED lights are made without the toxic chemicals that are commonly associated with fluorescent lighting. There's no mercury or other heavy metals used for the production of LED lights. In addition to this, LED lights are recyclable (which is why they're commonly found in healthcare and educational settings.)
LED lights are incredibly energy efficient. LED lighting increases efficiency by 80 to 90 percent, which is in comparison to fluorescent's efficiency that only operates at 20 percent. Much of this is due to the fact that LED light illumination focuses on directing light in an efficient manner, which is opposed to fluorescent light spreading its energy in all directions.
Labor & Maintenance Savings
When it comes to the lifespan of LED lights, they have an incredibly long operational lifespan and are known for their exceptional durability. They do not break or burn out as quickly as fluorescent bulbs are known to do. Fluorescent bulbs are known to have a lifespan that might last 8,000 to 10,000 hours, but LED lights are known to last as long as 60,000 to 100,000 operational hours. So in consideration of these numbers, a new LED lighting system will save on labor costs.
LED lighting systems are known to be control friendly. Whether it be dimming or daylight/occupancy sensors, LED lighting controls can be set up to be utilized when necessary and conserve energy when not in use.
Reducing Greenhouse Emissions
In addition to the perks above, upgrading your lighting system can assist in reducing greenhouse emissions. That's right, you'll not only be using less energy, but you'll be using it better!
So in consideration of the information above, upgrading your lighting is a fantastic idea. Thankfully, Harrison Electric is here to do exactly that. Contact us today so we can help you start using your energy better tomorrow!
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