Should I Switch to LED Light Bulbs?

Are LED light bulbs worth the hype? Our electricians think so.

The cost of LED lights has dropped over the years, making them accessible to more homeowners. Not only can LED lighting help you save money on energy bills, but it can reduce your environmental impact and the number of times you need to change bulbs.

Here are some signs you should consider switching to LED light bulbs.

You Leave Lights on All Day

Are you guilty of leaving the lights on all day? Are you constantly chasing after your kids to turn off the lights when they leave a room? If this describes your home, your residential electrician may recommend LED lighting.

Unlike traditional incandescents, LED light bulbs use up to 75% less energy to help you save money in the long run. These light bulbs also last up to 25 times longer so you’re not changing the bulbs as frequently.

Your Light Fixtures are Difficult to Reach

It’s such a hassle to unscrew a light fixture. Not only do you have to drag over a stool so you can reach the ceiling, but you may also have to dump out dead bugs. Our electrical contractors would also tell you that some light fixtures are harder to reach than others, like those on vaulted ceilings.

Homeowners may also dread changing outdoor light fixtures, especially if they’re covered in spider webs. Fortunately, LED light bulbs can last up to 25 times longer than traditional incandescents so you don’t have to change the bulbs as often.

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You Have Rooms That Receive High Foot Traffic

We recommend using LED lighting for rooms that receive the most foot traffic. For example, our electrical contractors can install LED strip lights underneath kitchen cupboards so you always have enough light. Many homeowners appreciate LED under cabinet lighting, especially if there are few windows to let in natural light from outside.

High traffic rooms include the:

  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom
  • Living room
  • Entryway
  • Hallway

You Want to Go “Green”

It’s no secret that our actions affect the environment, which is why more and more homeowners are making the switch to LED light bulbs. LED lights use less energy, helping you protect the environment and reduce how much you pay for utilities.

Our residential electricians can help you install LED lighting where it makes the most sense for your home.

You Wish to Find the Perfect Color Temperature

Did you know that the temperature of a LED bulb determines its ideal environment? For example, LED light bulbs between 2,000 and 3,000 Kelvin (K) are perfect for bedrooms and other living areas. A LED bulb between 4,600 and 6,500K is better suited for workspaces that need bright illumination.

Your residential electrician can help you find the perfect color temperature for the different rooms in your home.

Request a Service Call

Our Lowell electricians work hard to earn your business by offering a range of residential electrical services. Whether you need LED under cabinet lighting or an electrical repair, you can count on our years of experience. To request a quote for LED lighting, call Flat River Electric at (616) 987-0596.

[This blog post has been updated.]

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