Transform the Way You Light Your Home
These days, LED light bulbs are the name of the game when it comes to energy efficiency and savings. In fact, after catching on to the efficiency of LEDs compared to incandescent bulbs, the federal government passed a law in 2007 decreeing that light bulbs must be three-times more efficient by 2020.
But what makes LEDs so much better than the traditional bulb from the Edison era? And why should you consider making the switch if you haven’t already? In this blog, we’ll explore three ways LEDs trump incandescent bulbs, as well as the benefits of smart LED lighting solutions for your home in University Park and the greater North Texas area. Just keep reading to learn more!
Longer Life Span
LED light bulbs—specifically those that meet the energy efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency—can last up to 50,000 hours. If you use your lights for 10 hours a day, you could use the same LEDs for more than 13 years. By contrast, the traditional incandescent bulb lasts about 1,200 hours, which means you’d be switching out bulbs in only four months if you used your lights for 10 hours a day.
You might be thinking, “What about compact fluorescent bulbs?” Although CFLs are much more efficient than incandescent bulbs, their life expectancy is still only a sixth of the lifespan of LEDs.
More Energy Efficient
Most everyone knows LED light bulbs are energy efficient, but by how much? LED lights are up to 80% more efficient than CFLs and incandescent lights. LEDs use 95% of their energy to convert into light, which means only 5% is wasted as heat. By contrast, incandescent bulbs use only 2% of their energy to convert into light, which means a whopping 98% is wasted as heat.
LEDs also use less power to produce the same brightness as other bulbs. For example, an 84-watt fluorescent bulb can be replaced by a 36-watt LED and produce the same level of light. Because LEDs use less energy, they produce a smaller demand from power plants as well as help to decrease greenhouse gas emissions.
Tunable LED lighting gives you the power to control the temperature of your lights, which has a dramatic effect on your daily life. With tunable lighting, you can dynamically set the temperature of your lights to mimic daylight patterns, which helps to keep your body’s biological functions working properly if you spend much of your day indoors. Have more energy in the morning and afternoons, and sleep better at night with tunable lighting that simulates natural light.
What’s more, you can use tunable LED lighting to enhance your home décor or set the mood for certain occasions. Integrating LED lighting with a home control system grants you the convenience of setting scenes instantaneously to highlight artwork in your home or to set the ambiance for a movie night.
With smart LED lighting control, automate custom scenes that turn on and off throughout the day or integrate your system with voice control for ultimate convenience.
Have more questions about LED lighting? At Texadia Systems, we’re the experts in meeting style, efficiency, and technology with smart control. We can help transform your home for greater energy savings and convenience with beautiful LED lighting control. Contact us today about your next lighting project! We’d love to hear from you.