What are LED’s?
Light Emitting Diode (LED) is a small, technologically advanced device that generates light by passing current through layers of a semi-conductor material housed in a chip. LED represents the dawning of a new age in the lighting industry
LEDs belong to a family of lighting technologies called Solid-State lighting, and are the most commonly seen member of that family. Since LEDs do not scatter light and energy they are more light and energy efficient than incandescent and compact fluorescent light.
How long do LED Lights last?
Some companies claim 20,000 even 50,000 hours lifetimes, while this is true technically, in reality LEDs lose brightness over time the rate of which is dependent on their running temperature and the quality of the LEDs. This is why it is important to choose the highest quality diodes such as the American manufactured CREE LEDs and to keep them cool using superior large heat sinks.
How much can I expect to save?
When considering exactly how much energy to LED lights save, there are a number of variable which must be considered. First of all, it must be taken into consideration what types of lighting are currently utilized. Secondly, how much of the total energy bill is spent on providing lights. Because of these variables, it is safe to say that an average electric bill can be reduced by as much as 80%, and sometimes more, when converting to LED lights. That’s a significant savings in the long run.
Unlike conventional light sources, LEDs are solid-state lighting devices that do not utilize filaments, gas or mercury to produce light, thereby eliminating traditional lighting challenges such as costly energy consumption, troublesome periodic maintenance, unpleasant heat & glare; damaging ultra violet radiations and limited color control.
Contact Bright Earth Electrical today and make the switch in your home to LED lighting. By doing it today, you can start saving tomorrow on your energy bills.