LED Lighting Still The Most Energy Saving Change

LED Lighting Still The Most Energy Saving Change

Lighting in homes consumes 8–15% of the average household electricity budget (or about 6% of its energy use). However, the makeup of the installed lighting technologies, lighting design and user behaviour can make a big difference. LED (Light Emitting Diode) lights are by far the most power saving and smart lighting option on the market. With countless benefits such as reduced power consumption and longer lifespans, there is no reason not to take advantage of the amazing lighting technology!

What are the Benefits of LED Lighting?

Lower Power Consumption

LEDs use approximately 85% less energy than halogen or incandescent lights and about 5% less energy than compact fluorescent globes. A 9 watt LED can give the same result as a 50 watt halogen, which saves you money thanks to their energy saving properties.

Environmentally Friendly

LEDS are free of toxic chemicals and are 100% recyclable. Most conventional fluorescent light bulbs contain mercury or lead that are dangerous for the environment.

Flexibility of Design

LEDs can deliver light more efficiently to a desired location; they can also be dimmed to control the colour and light distribution. A combined LED system can create amazing lighting effects not just to the eye, but also the mood and the mind. LEDS are built with solid components that provide resistance to rough conditions such as exposure to extreme weather, vibrations and external impacts.

Safer Alternative 

As they operate at a much lower temperatures, they are cooler to touch (making them a safer option than halogens). They also have a low-voltage power supply which makes them a good choice for outdoor settings. You can even connect them to an external solar-energy source!

Longer Lifespan

LED lights have a much longer lifespan than other types of lighting. LED lights can also be switched on and off frequently without affecting the LED’s lifetime, while traditional lighting’s operational life expectancy is drastically reduced by frequent on/off switching. LEDs also differ from standard lighting as they do not burn out and stop working. Rather, they emit lower output levels, becoming less bright over a period of time.

Lighting TechnologyEstimated Lifespan
LED30,000-50,000 hours
CFL8,000-15,000 hours
Halogen1,000-5,000 hours
Incandescent1,000 hours

 

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How Can We Help You?

AMP’D Electrical & Solar are your local lighting design specialists. We utilise energy efficient lighting solutions to reduce your energy consumption and save costs for you. We can create a tailored lighting plan for your home to ensure you are using the most energy efficient lighting products available, making the most of natural light, and saving money on your power bill.

Sources: All Things Electrical and Your Home

If you would like to discuss how we can make the most of LED technology in your home, contact AMP’D Electrical & Solar, your local Gold Coast electricians, on 0475 415 414 or email us at [email protected]. You can also read more about LED technology here.

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