Did you know that lighting is approximately 20% of a household energy bill? While the initial cost of LED’s is more than incandescent, fluorescent or halogen bulbs, LED lights use significantly less energy. So in the long run by using LED’s you are not only saving money and energy but you are helping the environment as well. More good reasons to make the switch.
LED’s come in a huge range of sizes, shapes, colours, designs and fixtures. The types and uses of LED’s are endless. They can be used for down lights, wall lights, oyster lights, pendants, track lighting, surface mounted lighting, strip lighting, recessed lighting, floor lighting, staircase lighting, tubes and lamps. Outside in the garden LED’s can be used in the decking, swimming pool or fish pond, water features and fountains, for flood lights, security lights, feature lights, to light up pathways, the list goes on. LED’s are also a great additional safety feature for bikes, boats, trailers, caravans, four wheel drives and trucks.
LED’s are safer to use because they don’t use infrared radiation like a traditional bulb. They don’t heat up, so not only can you touch them when they are on but they are less likely to explode or cause a fire.
If you are building or renovating LED’s are a must. The actual size of an LED is very small, making it very versatile and therefore provides many more design options. For example, clever use of LED track lighting or under cupboard and bench lighting is very much on trend. With the addition of a dimmer to your lights you can create a warm yet subtle ambiance to any room.
Research and technology used in the manufacturing of LED’s is constantly evolving and improving. Therefore the standards and efficiency is becoming more high tech each year.
Remember any electrical work or lighting should be carried out by a licensed electrician. Make sure you choose a quality brand and your LED’s will shrink the carbon footprint as well as your electricity bill.
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