Energy Efficient Lighting
January 12, 2018
It’s the start of a brand new year, so what better time to cut costs and save on energy by letting the professionals at Electric Today help you incorporate energy-efficient lighting into your home! As we enter 2018, there are more options available than ever before to help make your home lighting even more energy efficient, with options tailored to your budget and your home. The following are three popular types of energy-efficient lighting that our team can easily integrate into your home lighting.
- LED LIGHTS
- CFL LIGHTS
- HALOGEN INCANDESCENT LIGHTS
LED lights, or “light-emitting diodes” are one of the easiest, most popular ways to make your home more energy efficient. The LED lights that are used in homes use up to 75% less energy, plus they last 25 times longer than your typical traditional incandescent lighting. LED’s have so many other benefits too, including lights that emit far less heat, a multitude of designs to show off the beauty of your home (while being energy-efficient!), plus they’re non-toxic and last up to six times longer than other lights.
HOW TO INTEGRATE LED LIGHTS
Available in both indoor and outdoor lighting, there are multiple options for residential LED lights with replacements available for 40W, 60W and 75W incandescent bulbs, kitchen lighting and outdoor area lights such as pathway lights or porch lights and track lighting. While LED are more expensive than traditional lights, they are much more efficient and a good investment for your home. The installation of LED lights can be tricky and also dangerous, so we recommend letting one of our licensed and professional technicians handle the install to ensure the safety of your family and home while creating the best lighting effect. We can also help make sure your lighting controls are all compatible with LED lights.
CFL’s or “compact fluorescent lamps” are in the shape of a continuous tube in a spiral shape, like a twisted version of the long tube fluorescent lights often used in garages or kitchens. CFL’s come in multiple sizes and fit the majority of modern fixtures. Their primary benefits are that they are four times more efficient and last up to 10 times longer than traditional incandescent lights. They also use 50-80% less energy, which makes them a perfect choice for homes wanting to integrate energy efficient lighting solutions. CFL’s are offered in a wide selection of colors, with newer models equipped with warmer, more inviting lighting options. CFL’s are also a good choice for the environment. When you replace one incandescent light bulb with a CFL, you can eliminate up to half a ton of CO2 from entering the atmosphere.
HALOGEN INCANDESCENT LIGHTS
Halogen Incandescent bulbs mimic the look and output of traditional incandescent bulbs. While they may appear similar to the traditional incandescent bulbs, the primary difference is the halogen capsule, which is located inside of the bulb and is what’s responsible for generating the light.
Unlike CFL or LED lights, Halogen Incandescent lights are powered by a filament source that can be compared to traditional incandescent bulbs. What really sets them apart is the efficiency of Halogen lights. Halogen lights can results in an average of 28% energy reduction in energy usage and are an easy way to add more energy-efficient lighting to your home.
Whether you are looking for indoor or outdoor lighting solutions for more energy-efficient lighting, the technicians from Electric Today are experts at creating and installing beautiful lighting designs for your home. Call us today at 813-653-4221 and set up a consultation to discuss the best options for making your home lighting more energy-efficient.