More and more home, apartment and office owners are looking for ways to go green LED is the answer. If you have not gone green yet its time to consider some of the option. The benefits improve the quality of our environment, also make for significant tax deductions. Energy efficiency is becoming more accessible for household lighting and home lighting. The design is becoming popular, and LED lights are becoming the best choice for home lighting.
All of us are familiar with the incandescent light bulb. These bulbs are filled with a gas and then a filament. When electricity is travels across the filament, it is heated up to often very high temperatures. Many people use incandescent light to keep their outdoor animals warm in the winter. The light produces is a result of the filament heating up. The heat is wasted energy. Incandescent bulbs are also very easily broken. Lights weaken over time as the heat creates thin spots in the filament. These thin spots will break from touching the bulb making them worthless.
One of the alternative light is the halogen bulb. A halogen bulb holds the filament is a much smaller, it is made of quartz filled with a halogen gas. This type of bulb burns a brighter and lasts longer. The most common halogen light used for indoor and outdoor home lighting is the twelve volt halogen light. The halogen bulb is quite expensive, however it has a longer life.
The LED, light-emitting diode, bulb is the best of both the incandescent and halogen it has efficiency unlike the others. In an LED bulb, it is cheaper to buy and last for years. There is no filament and little heat in this bulb. The light source is a diode that emits light. This provides much lower energy use, brighter light, and longer lasting bulbs. These are common in flashlights and other household items. Although a bulb may cost more initially it provides light for years and years.
These bulbs can replace any halogen bulb up to twenty watts. They can burn continuously for more than 50,000 hours. Being more than five years of continuous use and over thirty years if the bulbs burn an average of four hours a day. LED home bulbs are over ninety percent more efficient over other types of lights and can be operated for pennies a year. They are perfect for your home – kitchen, living room, game room; you name it – to a more environmentally conscious dwelling. The do not emit heat and will not increase the temperature of the places they are being used.
The outdoor applications for LED lights are increasing. They work well for outdoor accent lighting. They come in solar rechargeable flood light and walkway lights.
It is time to update your light fixtures. They new LED is an excellent way to reduce household costs, save energy and at the same time improve your home lighting options.