5 Benefits of Installing LED Lighting in Chelmsford
LED (Light Emitting Diode) lights are a type of lighting that is becoming more popular in the conventional lighting markets. They’re becoming more popular as the technology behind them becomes more refined and reliable. As of now, they have higher lifespans, lower energy usage, and lower maintenance requirements than traditional lightbulbs. The Department of Energy estimates that LED lights could save 190 terawatt-hours per year by 2030, which translates to $15 billion per year. It’s reasons like these that you’ll want to install LED lighting in your Chelmsford home.
Here are five reasons to switch to LED lighting in your Chelmsford home:
High-quality LED lights can withstand 30,000-50,000 hours of use. This is a big jump from an incandescent bulb’s 1,000-hour lifespan. Even compact fluorescent lighting can’t compare, with a lifespan of only 8,000-10,000 hours. It’s also worth noting that LEDs don’t “burn out” like normal lightbulbs. Instead, they start to dim as they reach the end of their lives, giving you a heads-up when they’re getting old. LEDs can help you make your home’s lighting lower maintenance.
They’re environmentally safer
LEDs don’t have any disposal problems associated with older lighting. For example, fluorescent lights have electricity run through mercury vapor. This creates ultraviolet light that causes the lamp’s phosphor coating to glow. When it’s time to dispose of them, the mercury in the lamps means special steps must be taken to dispose of it safely. LED lights can be disposed of and recycled without any special considerations.
A big hazard with most lights is that they emit heat. LEDs emit very little heat while incandescent lightbulbs turn over 90% of their energy into heat. This means only about 10% of their energy goes to lighting up your home, making them inefficient and dangerously hot. Also, LEDs use less energy and can work on low-voltage electrical systems. These systems tend to be safer in case something goes wrong.
They have great CRI
Color Rendering Index (CRI) is a measure of how well light can reveal an object’s actual color compared to natural light. Low CRI lights, like sodium vapor lamps, leave objects looking yellow/orange. LED lights have a CRI ranging from about 65 to 95, which is considered excellent. CRI can be an important consideration when choosing your outdoor lighting.
Compared to traditional incandescent, fluorescent, and halogen lighting LED lighting uses about half as much electricity. This allows for substantially reduced energy costs, especially for lights that are on most of the day. Part of this efficiency comes from how LEDs emit light in a semicircle, as opposed to the traditional spherical light/heat emitted from bulbs. The directional lighting helps preserve energy and heat that normal ceiling lights waste. However, they can still serve as light bulbs by being bundled together.
What makes Ryan Gath one of the area’s best lighting companies?
At Ryan Gath Electric, we only hire highly skilled and licensed electricians for our team. Our experts take pride in providing superior indoor lighting services, no matter what your particular needs may be. While we specialize in recessed and track lighting, we can also install lighting to display a piece of art, light up a kitchen cabinet, or even to point the way to the emergency exits in a commercial building. We can also help you to select the most efficient lighting for various purposes throughout the house. Trust in our wide-ranging experience to make sure the indoor lighting is just to your liking. Call Ryan Gath today to learn more about our lighting services!