LED technology has been around for decades, though LED bulbs have only recently become popular due to their affordability and reliability. LEDs, aka light-emitting diodes, are a solid-state lighting solution that utilizes a semiconductor to convert electricity into light, meaning they do not require a breakable glass bulb like traditional lights. There any many great reasons to have LED lighting in your home or office and we at Empower Electric can help you make the switch. In the meantime, keep reading to learn more great benefits of LED lighting.
LED Lighting is More Energy Efficient and Eco-Friendly
LED lights consume between 80 and 90% less energy compared to traditional bulbs. This results in them being kinder to the environment in addition to having a lower heat output which in turn means having a longer lifespan. On average, an LED will last roughly 20,000 – 30,000 hours before needing to be replaced. Over time, your LEDs will dim slowly rather than burn out completely, so you’ll know when it’s getting to be time to change them out without being left entirely in the dark. LEDs also don’t contain any mercury, making them easier to dispose of when they eventually become too dim to be useful. As you might’ve guessed from this information, LEDs are also extremely cost-efficient, so making the switch is definitely worth it.
Light Up a Room with LEDs
LEDs are perfect for the office and at home where natural lighting may be at a minimum. They provide instantaneous light to any space and can compete with incandescent bulbs in terms of brightness. As with incandescent bulbs, LEDs can be made to dim, which further increases your energy savings and allows the lighting to adjust to suit the needs of your space at different times of the day. Another benefit is that LEDs emit light in one direction instead of all around. This allows the light to be more precise and useful, which is perfect for recessed and task lighting. This also helps save energy as no light energy is wasted.
Create an Aesthetic with LEDs
If you’re looking for design flexibility, LEDs can be used both functionally and artistically in all kinds of applications, from spotlights to floor lamps to ceiling panels. They also come in many different colours and offer impressive accuracy in terms of colour matching. LEDs perform a crucial role in wellness design trends as they can be programmed to adjust in colour and warmth throughout the day in accordance with circadian rhythms. Speaking of colours, many LED options offer a high Colour Rendering Index, meaning they reveal the true colour of whatever they illuminate. This can allow users at home to predict how their outfit will look under natural sunlight, or in nighttime sports broadcasts where bright and colour-accurate light helps games look vibrate on television.
Health Benefits and LED Lighting
There are also some great health benefits to LED lighting. We already mentioned circadian rhythms, but did you know that sunlight contains a greater amount of the blue wavelength needed to help make us feel alert and potentially increase productivity? In a similar vein, warm lighting can help encourage a natural sleep pattern. LED lights in the home can be configured to generate brighter lighting with an emphasis on blue wavelengths during the day while transitioning to warm lighting in the evenings when it’s time to wind down and sleep. These lighting controls can also help people who suffer from headaches and migraines, as LEDs don’t flicker and can be set to specific light levels in order to help improve comfort levels and light sensitivity. It would then come as no surprise to learn that LEDs have shown to be successful in treating Seasonal Affective Disorder because of their ability to mimic natural lighting. Studies have shown that LED lighting has been linked to decreased levels of stress and anxiety in indoor environments.
Make the Switch to LEDs with Empower Electric
Ready to make the move to LEDs in your home or office? Empower Electric can change out incandescent lighting and retrofit pot lights for LEDs with no problem. We also do commercial and institutional LED lighting upgrades. Give us a call or contact us to get started today!