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5 EXCITING BENEFITS OF LED LIGHTING

LED lighting has become an increasingly popular form of lighting for Sydney homes. This is true for both new homes as well as upgrades to existing lights for older homes. If you are looking for a light that uses the best parts of traditional lighting but without it’s inefficiencies then LED lighting is a great option.

Here are just five of the top reasons to install LED lighting in your home:

1. Energy Efficient

With the cost of electricity constantly on the rise, many people are thinking of ways to save energy in their home. There are lots of ways to do this, but one of the easiest is to change from halogen lights and light bulbs to LED lighting.

The energy efficiency of LED lights is considered by many to be one of their major advantages over other forms of lighting. This is because LED lights consume very low amounts of energy compared to other forms of lighting. In fact, it is estimated that they use around 85% less energy than halogen or the common light bulb (also known as incandescent light bulbs).

In addition, LED lights also use around 30% less energy than CFLs (compact fluorescent lights). This large energy saving is achieved even though CFLs are also energy saving lights – but not on the same scale as LED lights!

2. LED lights are very long lasting

When you install a LED light, it is estimated that it will last between 35,000 and 50,000 hours. This is compared to an ordinary light bulb that only lasts between 750 and 2,000 hours, as well as a halogen light that lasts up to 4,000 hours. Even the more efficient CFLs that can only last up to 20,000 hours.

To put this in context, if you left your new LED light on for 24 hours a day it would last nearly six years. This is compares to an ordinary light bulb that would last less than one year if left on for 24 hours a day. Given that it is very unlikely that you will have your LED lights on 24 hours a day, it is clear that your new LED lights will last many, many years!

3. Environmentally friendly

A lot of people are trying to find ways to live a more environmentally friendly way. Installing LED lights is a great way to do this. Because they use very little energy and last a long time it means there are less greenhouse emissions and less landfill.

As well, unlike traditional lighting, they don’t contain mercury or lead. This is great for the environment and also means that they don’t need special handling when they are disposed of.

4. LED lights operate at much lower temperature

In simple terms, LED lights turn energy into light. In fact, LED lights turn approximately 70% of their energy into light This compares to traditional light bulbs that heat a filament to produce light. This means LED lights operate at a significantly lower temperature. Importantly, this leads to improved safety as they will not normally cause burns if they are accidentally touched.

5. LED lights provide great design flexibility

Because LED lights are quite small, it means they have great flexibility when it comes to the design of the lighting of your home. They can be used like a traditional light bulb. However, you can design then to be used in a lot of different ways. In fact, you can have just about any type of light shape or design you desire. 

In addition, LED lights come in a range of colours. This means they are also a great choice for decorative lighting. This is especially true when you want to specifically create warm or cool tones in your home.

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