Are LED Light Bulbs Energy Efficient?
Are LED light bulbs energy efficient? The answer is YES. And here is why:
Less Energy, More Use
One major reason for the rise in LED bulb popularity is their energy efficiency. According to energy.gov, residential LED bulbs consume at least 75% less energy than traditional incandescent light bulbs. On top of that, they also last about 25 times longer than incandescent lighting. Not only is your energy bill lower, but you also won’t be buying bulbs as often as you used to! This is also a great plus for commercial buildings, as you won’t have to maintenance your lighting as often.
More Light, Less Heat
One of the reasons why LEDs are much more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs is because they are a lot smarter about how they use the energy. Even though the primary use of a light bulb is to produce light, incandescent bulbs actually turn about 90% of the energy they draw into heat energy! LED bulbs produce barely any heat at all, so more energy actually goes to what you’re using them for. This also makes LED bulbs much safer as they run much cooler than incandescent bulbs.
Another great benefit of LED bulbs is that they are much more durable than traditional bulbs as they are free from the glass and filaments that are very prone to breaking. This is especially handy during the holiday season, as LED Christmas lights are much better at withstanding wintry weather and precipitation.
Full Brightness in an Instant
If you’re an owner of CFL light bulbs, you may have noticed that it takes them a while to warm up to their full brightness. With LED bulbs, you don’t have to worry about that! They fully power on right as you flip the switch, so you won’t be waiting around for your lights to fully brighten.
With all of the benefits of LED light bulbs, there is no question as to which light bulbs are the best for your fixtures. When it comes to all things lighting, you can always count on Kelly Electric to know the answer and help you with all of your lighting needs. Feel free to contact us with your questions or by phone at 484-454-5494 today!
About The Author:
Gareth Kelly, co-owner of Dream Team Home Services and founder of Kelly Electric, has been serving Delaware Valley homeowners for over 20 years with expert electrician services. He came from Ireland to the United States in 2000 and started his own business in 2001, Kelly Electric Co Inc. His expertise in the field grew and strengthened his connection and local commitment to the community. In 2018, Gareth partnered with one of his best friends to create Dream Team Home Services, Inc. Dream Team is about being the ultimate home services team for any homeowner with a reputation for trusted service.