The reasons you should use Light Emitting Diode
While there have been many advances in the world of lighting over the last few decades, many individuals and businesses are still using old-style lamps and other fixtures to illuminate their areas. While this is not an issue per se, it may be costing these people more money to keep things illuminated. And not just in the cost of replacement bulbs which will burn out quicker. It’s also the unneeded money spent in energy bills. The good news is eco-friendly lighting companies are now producing LED retrofit kits to transition the fixtures in these homes and businesses into something better for wallets.
Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs have been around for several years now and have become the standard in lighting-distribution companies like ecoeletric. According to EnergyStar, LED bulbs are approximately 90% more efficiently than old-style incandescent light bulbs. And, they don’t burn out. Rather, they experience what is called lumen depreciation. The LED’s brightness dims slowly over its lifetime to the point where it needs to be replaced.
The way companies help retrofit existing fixtures is with an LED light engine. Depending on the fixture, these kits allow replacement of old-style bulbs in wattage ranges between 40 and 150. In addition, these engines allow for the same abilities as incandescents. For example, the power to dim lights.
These kits can be found for many styles of fixture. This includes ceiling, wall sconce, and downlights. There are even retrofit kits for standing or desk lamps with post tops. Once the retrofits are implemented and bulbs installed, the lifetime of your lighting can reach beyond 50,000 hours if treated properly. This means household and business supply budgets are reduced as well as utility bills.
If these retrofit kits sound like what you need to change the way you save energy, the first thing to do is examine all of the fixtures in your area to see which are current and which need to be upgraded. From there, consult with a retrofit company to have them come out to determine how much it will be for implementation. If you’ve seen LED lighting in other homes or businesses, speak with the owners of those locations to see who they have used and how happy they were with them.
In the end, don’t delay, for your ROI in health and savings will far outweight the initial investment.