Opt for LED lights and Save Everything at Home
Original post made by gracedan on Oct 9, 2013
In terms of the consumption, many homes have lighting units that have greatly contributed to the consumption of energy. The efficiency of lighting is basically measured from the degree of brightness that a specific source can produce as well as the amount of energy needed to generate that light. Take note that the overall lifespan of the lighting source is also considered as a determining factor. At the present, there are major improvements on lighting efficiency that are now used such as the replacement of fluorescent and incandescent with energy-saving options. Nevertheless, many homeowners can further improve these by utilizing LEDs that are considered more efficient unlike with other lighting fixtures available in the market.
We will now take a close at this energy saving option. LED basically stands for light emitting diode which is a type of semiconductor that generates light once electricity passes through it. Take note that the energy gap present on the semiconductor helps determine the color of the light that a particular LED produces. It simply means that the light colors that can be produced can range from several hues as well as those that are not even visible. The installation of several energy-saving lights in a single or series enclosure can drastically boost the intensity of the light.
Due to the latest developments in the manufacturing of LEDs, it made the production process less costly and easier to produce. It is a known fact that the LED lights today are highly versatile and more dependable than the earlier versions. LED light bulbs can easily replace fluorescent lamps by providing the same amount of light output but with a lower energy requirement. Take note that the LED strip lighting is considered flexible and can be used as a replacement to colored fluorescent lamps as well as neon lighting.
The best part about these energy-saving LED lights is that they can provide a decent intensity of lighting but at a lower energy requirement. If your home still uses fluorescent or incandescent bulbs, it is time to opt for the LED options since they can help lower down on the consumption of electricity while at the same time enjoy better lighting. The energy consumption in your home will drastically drop if LED slights are used instead of other options in the market, thus allowing you to enjoy lower energy bills.
on Oct 9, 2013 at 7:57 am
I like LED lighting and have quite a few LED bulbs in my house, particularly in heavily used locations. LEDs do use significantly less power than incandescent lights (about 5x less). However, the claim made in this article that LED lights use less electricity than fluorescent lights is inaccurate. The amount of electricity used by current LEDs is about on par with fluorescent lights. I still prefer LEDs over fluorescents but because of the better lighting color, faster startup, and longer life, and not because of any energy savings over fluorescents.
on Oct 9, 2013 at 12:46 pm
Agree with Sam. Fluorescent and LED are about the same as far as energy usage goes. The one thing that is bad about fluorescent lamps is that they contain mercury, which is of course toxic to the environment and makes fluorescent lamps harder to dispose of. Also it can be difficult to start fluorescent lamps in cold weather. LED lamps are environmentally cleaner, both in manufacturing and disposal, and are not sensitive to temperature. Also LED lights, unlike fluorescent and incandescent lights, do not give off ultra violet(UV) radiation. In fixtures used outside this is a plus for LED lamps because most noturnal insects are attracted to UV light.
on Oct 10, 2013 at 2:14 pm
LED's are great, provided you purchased the right color spectrum, choosing one as close to incandescent bulbs as possible.
Sam, you're wrong about the energy usage versus fluorescents. LED lights are twice as efficient as the dreaded mercury filled lights the govt was promoting until recently. Please see the comparison chart at this URL: Web Link