LED Light Is Saving Money In Murrieta!
LED lights are the latest technology in energy efficient lighting. LED stands for ‘Light Emitting Diode’, a semiconductor device that converts electricity into light. LED lights are super energy efficient, using approximately 85% less energy than halogen or incandescent lighting – meaning significant savings on your power bills. LED lights also have a much longer lifespan than other types of lighting – see the table below.
What are the other types of lighting?
Incandescent globes look like the traditional ‘Edison’ shaped light bulb, with a filament strung across two metal bars in the centre of the globe. Due to government regulations, as of November 2009 you are no longer able to purchase standard incandescent globes.
Halogen globes will look similar to incandescent globes, but it uses an envelope filled with Halogen low pressure Halogen gas to help burn the filament to produce the visible light. In addition, regular 12 volt downlights that have not been changed to energy saving fittings are likely to be halogen. Read more here.
You’ve been convinced by the energy pitch, and enough time has passed since their inception that LED bulbs are now only a few dollars more than your old bulbs (and will last up to 25 times longer). Now what? How do you buy the right LED for your needs?
We’re here to help with a straightforward guide to buying your LED light bulbs. Read on for tips on how to choose the right LED light for you.
Look for Lumens
Traditional bulbs use energy in the form of watts (W) to provide light—the more watts they use the brighter they are, hence your standard 60W light bulbs. This is not the case with LEDs. While you’ll still see the watts on the packaging, it will be a much smaller number than you’re used to, because LEDs use less energy. Instead, look for the lumens number, which measure how much light a bulb will give you. More lumens means brighter light; fewer means dimmer light.
Choose Your Color
The color of a light bulb isn’t a new designation—all bulbs can be measured by the color of light they give off. But with LED bulbs there is much more variation, giving you much more choice. The color of light a bulb gives off is measured using the Kelvin Temperature scale, which runs from 1,000k to 10,000k. The idea comes from how heat affects metal: If you heat it up it seems to glow. Depending on how hot it gets you’ll see different colors, like orange, yellow and blue. See more here.
The benefits of LED lighting are becoming widely appreciated by customers as they replace standard filament, halogen, and fluorescent strip lights.
Every room in your home is different.
You likely have heard that sunlight gives us energy, but did you know that light bulbs work in a similar way? Bulbs that emit blue light waves produce serotonin, which makes us focused, awake, and alert. Bulbs that don’t emit blue light waves allow for our brain to produce melatonin, which makes us relaxed, drowsy, and ready for a good nights sleep.
- Lower temperature bulbs produce warm-whites, similar to a fire, while medium temperature bulbs produce neutral-whites, and higher temperature bulbs produce cool-whites or mimic daylight.
- It is also a common misconception that the brightness of a light bulb is measured in Watts. Watts actually measure energy usage, while Lumens measure brightness
LED Lighting for Bedroom Use
In our bedrooms, most of us want the atmosphere to be relaxed, calm, and peaceful. Avoiding blue light waves in the bedroom will keep your circadian rhythm from confusing the light in your bedroom with the natural light outside. This allows your brain to produce the melatonin needed for a comfortable sleep. Check full article here.