LED lightbulbs

There are many benefits to switching your standard incandescent bulbs to energy efficient LED bulbs. Making this simple switch will have a positive and lasting impact on your home.

The primary advantage of using LED bulbs is they have a long lifespan. LED bulbs have a life time expectation of up to 100,000 hours (conventional bulbs have an expectation of 1,000 hours). This 100,000 hours of use equates to 11 years of continuous operation or 22 years of 50% operation. If you leave an LED light on for 8 hours a day, it would take around 20 years before you would have to replace it. LEDs are virtually maintenance free.

LED bulbs are also energy efficient using a very small amount of energy to run and can even run on solar energy. In fact, it is best that the LED lights be connected to a solar source of energy. Both combined can help a homeowner reduce their energy bills significantly. Those interested may only need to contact a solar panel firm (they may wish to look at Blaze Energy) to get solar panels installed and maybe a vendor delivering LED bulbs. According to some research, LED bulbs operate at 80% efficiency meaning 80% of the electrical energy is converted to light (traditional incandescent bulbs operate at 20% efficiency). LED bulbs produce minimal heat as well so the energy they use isn’t wasted. By using LED light bulbs, your electricity costs would decrease by 80%, typically.

Another important benefit of using LEDs is improved light dispersement. LEDs are able to focus light and direct light to a specific spot. When you turn on an LED light, it brightens instantly and LEDs can be turned on and off frequently without affecting the LED’s life span or use.

Besides this, LEDs are also environmentally friendly as they are free of toxic chemicals and are 100% recyclable. They are also extremely durable and built to withstand tough conditions. They are resistant to vibrations and shock, don’t burn out suddenly, and can operate in cold or hot temperatures. Therefore, LEDs are ideal for outdoor lighting systems as well. That said, if you decide to opt for LEDs, all you have to do is, do a quick internet search using keywords like “electrician in Point Cook” (or your region) and hire someone reputable to fix these LED bulbs according to your requirements. Note that if you are not an Internet scavenger, then you can ask around. Word of mouth is still very much relevant at the current time!

Anyway, remember that if you are not well-versed in handling electrical installations or if you do not have the right gear to carry out the work, like safety gloves (found at unigloves.co.uk) and eyewear, then it’s best to seek professional help. Otherwise, you would be at risk of damaging the light fixture. Not to forget, you could also be putting yourself in danger of electrocution. So, it is best to entrust such tasks to the experts like the ones available at Calibre Connect (they can offer the services of electrical contractors in Sydney), as they would have extensive knowledge of how to carry out the job safely.

In a nutshell, LED bulbs last significantly longer. Plus, they run more efficiently with lower energy consumption, which make them an ideal alternative to traditional incandescent bulbs. If you are interested to purchase a few, then know that LED bulbs of many sizes and varieties are available in our Lighting & Electrical Department.

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