The Secret to Better Home Lighting Control
How Integrating LED Lights Improves Your Illumination
When you think about your lighting fixtures, what’s the first thing to come to mind? Is it the way they look in the room? Or perhaps how they accentuate your home’s décor? The fact is, you probably don’t think about your lights much at all. But what if we told you your fixtures could last longer, reduce your carbon footprint and minimize wall clutter? It’s possible with LED lighting fixtures, and, in this blog, we’ll show you why you want to invest in them as part of your home lighting control system. Read on to learn more.
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We get it – few people care about what their lighting is made of. However, when you learn that fixtures can be customized to fit just about any area of your home, from living room baseboards to in-pool integration, many consumers start to take notice. That’s one of the central benefits of LED lights.
You see, LED stands for “light-emitting diode”. Unlike incandescent or fluorescent, which consist of relatively large glass casings and small filaments, LED fixtures feature many individual diodes grouped together. They take up little space and are perfect for everything from your smartphone to your TV to integrated in-wall lighting in your kitchen.
For decades, it seemed like the only way to get longer-lasting lighting in your spaces was to compromise the warm glow of incandescent bulbs for the austere look of fluorescent. Sure, they last, but they’re not attractive. Thankfully, LED lights offer comparable brightness to the former while outlasting the latter.
In fact, even if left on constantly day and night, your LED fixtures will last up to 11 years. When more realistic parameters are applied – that is, you turn the lights on and off throughout the day – they can easily last up to 20. Plus, when they’re integrated with smart energy saving options like dimmers and occupancy sensors, you’re guaranteed to have consistent illumination for years to come.
Speaking of energy savings: did you know that fluorescent bulbs burn off nearly 80 percent of the energy used to power them as heat? That means you get a very hot bulb and very inefficient light. On the other hand, LED lights use up to 80 percent of the energy used to power them, resulting in cooler, efficient lighting for every space.
Moreover, LEDs are made from environmentally stable materials, with no harmful chemicals or components. If you’re interested in going green in your home, LEDs are a good place to start.
Are you interested in longer-lasting, energy efficient home lighting control for all of your spaces? Contact us today to learn more.