The importance of good lighting within a residential or commercial property should never be underestimated. Your lighting scheme can affect the entire look and feel of a space, whether you have a large or small area to play with.
Light after all plays an essential role in our everyday. Whether natural or artificial, lighting can make a space more useable, highlight certain design features, and even provide comfort, especially during those autumn and winter months when the days grow shorter.
There are tons of different types of lighting to explore when designing a scheme that suits your home or business premises. Here we delve deeper into the main benefits of one popular lighting option – LED.
Choosing the energy efficient alternative is always high on many people’s hit lists. Thankfully, LED lighting is extremely energy efficient, with LED lighting only using a fraction of the energy of incandescent and fluorescent bulbs.
Whilst swapping one bulb for an LED alternative is unlikely to make a huge difference to your property’s carbon footprint, replacing all your bulbs for LED light bulbs gives you the means to reduce your energy consumption dramatically.
The energy efficient status of LED lighting doesn’t just help the planet; your finances will benefit too! By using LED lighting to lower your energy costs, you’ll make a significant annual saving, especially if you work from home and need lighting throughout the day, leave your lights on into the night, or don’t have great availability of natural light within your property.
LED lighting may be a bigger investment than other lighting types, but LED bulbs are built to last. Over time, LED lighting is more affordable than cheaper, more frequently replaced conventional light bulbs. Let’s put things into perspective – the average incandescent light bulb will last for approximately 1,000 hours, yet LED light bulbs are designed to last for up to 50,000 hours of continuous use!
LED lighting also trumps fluorescent lighting, with the average fluorescent bulb lasting between 6,000 and 15,000 hours.
Whether you’re devising a new lighting scheme for your residential, commercial or industrial property, the benefits of LED lighting can be realised by all. LED light bulbs are extremely versatile and can be used in lamps, appliances and other electronics, as strips underneath cabinets, as directional lighting, and even as downlighting to illuminate desks and dining tables.
For further advice and support designing or installing your lighting scheme, search for a local electrician today.