Be Eco-Wise with LED Lights

With more people concerned about the environment, building and decorating green has never been more popular. One of the easiest ways for homeowners to limit their environmental impact is to consider replacing the lighting inside their home.

Incandescent bulbs waste energy and burn out quickly, and when the more energy-efficient fluorescent bulbs outlive their usefulness, they pollute the earth with the toxic mercury they contain. A new lighting revolution is giving homeowners an innovative option.

The LED Difference

Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology provides homes with beautiful illumination while reducing the negative environmental impact of traditional bulbs.

  • LED lights are long lasting: 20 times longer than traditional incandescent bulbs and 5 times longer than a compact fluorescent
  • LED estimates to last 50,000 hours so you may never have to change your bulb again.
  • LED lights use 85 percent less energy.
  • LED lights produce less waste: No hazardous toxins in your home.

Incandescent and fluorescent bulbs consume substantially more energy than LED’s. You can easily observe this based on the amount of heat they give off. LED options generate almost no heat and consume a whopping 85 percent less energy than incandescents and 50 percent less than fluorescents.

If every U.S. homeowner replaced one incandescent bulb with an LED, it would have the same effect as having 4 million fewer cars on the road.

Because the LED lights last so long, there is less waste going into landfills. Unlike compact fluorescent bulbs, these lights do not contain dangerous mercury. You won’t have to worry about disposing of the bulbs properly or having toxins in your home.

Adding LEDs to Your Home

Homeowners are using LED lights everywhere in their homes!. Check for options that will seamlessly fit into the lighting needs of any home. LED retrofit replacements are easy to install and can be screwed into existing recessed lighting fixtures. Some existing fixtures may require minor modifications and you may need help with the installation but most homeowners are able to complete the task themselves.

Call A.S. Electric with any questions you have regarding available LED lighting solutions or to provide help with installations.