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What you need to know about LED Bulbs

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What You Need to Know About LED Bulbs

With so much more focus on how we can each contribute to actively protecting the environment, it’s no surprise that LED bulbs have gained in popularity over recent years.

With this in mind, let’s explore what LED bulbs offer the savvy homeowner.

These types of lighting technology are accepted as being energy-efficient, sustainable and more than able to deliver when it comes to bright lighting. They are also favoured due to being clear of any toxic substances, including mercury – unlike their predecessors.

Having these clear advantages mean that LED bulbs are now found in all manner of applications including torches/flashlights and in both interior and exterior lighting features. Any lights that you have at home can now easily be fitted with LED bulbs that will cost you far less to purchase and operate whilst enabling you to avoid the unsightly glare that fluorescent bulbs are known to produce.

Why else should you choose LED bulbs?

One of the most appealing advantages that LED bulbs offer is that they have a significantly long lifespan whilst consuming very low energy. For example, if we compare an incandescent bulb with an LED bulb, you’ll find that they can last up to 30 times as long. Whilst the incandescent bulb may be able to continue to perform for up to 1,000 hours – it simply cannot compete against the 30,000 hours that the LED bulb can operate for. Another important point is that you won’t find any dangerous mercury in LED bulbs.

In addition to their long lifespan, LEDs are far more efficient than any other type of lightbulb. They consume less energy whilst producing less heat. In fact, they use as low as 10% of the energy that a typical incandescent bulb would use. With lighting contributing to as much as 25% of any homeowner’s energy bill, you can expect to make good savings by using them.

If you’re not familiar with purchasing LED bulbs, then you may want to start out with a diffused light bulb. This will produce similar lighting to what you’ve been used to from incandescent type lightbulbs. Spotlights can be purchased for a more focused lighting.

You should not be alarmed that they appear to cost more than what you may have paid for other lightbulbs. You won’t be needing to buy a new bulb in that socket for up to ten years, so this will save you money.

Whether you are opting to replace every light bulb in your home with LED bulbs, or just in certain areas, you’ll find that making the switch is a wise move. Not only will you save money but it’s a sustainable planet-friendly approach to lighting your home.

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