Most people are aware that more energy-efficient lighting will lead to lower energy bills. What they might not be aware of is just how much the light bulb upgrades can save them. Now is the perfect time to take out the old and put in the new bulbs.
Traditional Light Bulbs Waste Substantial Energy
Traditional incandescent light bulbs waste a lot of energy. In fact, nearly 90% of the energy used is given off as heat and does not help produce light at all. It’s no wonder that they are no longer produced. New light bulbs are continually being created so that they are as energy efficient as possible, saving energy and helping the environment in the process.
There are many choices of light bulbs out there, and the right choice for you will depend on your lighting needs. Some of these light bulbs include:
- Halogen Incandescent. These types of lightbulbs are available in all different colors and shapes. Although they are considered energy efficient, there may be better options out there that can save even more energy and money.
- LED. Light-emitting diodes, more commonly referred to as LEDs, are continually being updated to be as efficient as possible. You might be surprised to hear that LEDs only use about 20% of the energy of more traditional light bulbs. Even better, they last much longer. If you’re looking for a money-saving choice in both longevity of your light bulbs and smaller utility bill costs, LEDs might be the right choice for you.
- CFL. These types of light bulbs are also much more energy-efficient than traditional light bulbs. Like LEDs, these also last much longer than traditional light bulbs, although usually not as long as some other options.
If you’re ready to upgrade your lighting to save you money and help the environment, contact the experts at Electrical Insight today. We can help you choose and customize the lighting in your house to meet your specific needs.