Where to Use LED Lights

Where to Use LED Lights

May 25, 2020

For more than a hundred years, the incandescent lightbulb was the most common choice for consumers. Few options existed for residential homes, until the introduction of compact fluorescents and LEDs. Though the LED is the youngest arrival, it has swiftly taken the top spot in terms of preference for American shoppers. At Mr. Electric of Dallas, we offer premium commercial and residential electrical services including lighting installation, repair and replacement services. Our team of certified electricians strive to help our local North Texas clients find ways to improve the safety and efficiency of their electrical systems, and we want you to have the same incredible results. Are you still using traditional lightbulbs for your home? If you’re ready to make the leap into the world of LED, here are the best areas to start using LEDs for achieve maximum savings. 

Benefits of Switching to LED Lights

There are many incredible benefits associated with switching to LED bulbs. Many homeowners feel that LED lights are a safer option than CFL bulbs, which contain small amounts of mercury. They are also made from extremely durable materials and are tougher than traditional glass incandescent bulbs. There are no UV emissions, they don’t heat up like conventional bulbs and they ecologically friendly. Of course, the most common reason why people prefer LED lights is their unmatched energy efficiency and cost savings. A 60W incandescent bulb costs almost $5 per year to use daily. They also rarely last more than 1,000 hours. In comparison, most LED lights will only cost $1 or less to use annually and will last up to 25,000 hours before burning out. This means that property owners can save money on their monthly bills, and by reducing the number of bulbs purchased over time. While a $4 savings may not seem like a big deal, the savings really add up when you consider how many lightbulbs are being used in your home and multiply the amount over the next several years. 

Which Areas of the Home Are Best for an LED Light Upgrade

Some people prefer to swap out all their lightbulbs at once, while others prefer to take things one light fixture at a time. If that sounds like your style, then it’s best to choose the areas of your home that receive the highest amount of use and traffic. For most households this would include the kitchen and dining area, the living room or family room, a frequently used home office or workshop, bathroom vanity lights and exterior lights that are left on overnight. 

Are You Ready to Update Your Indoor Lighting Systems? Call Mr. Electric of Dallas Today 

Is your outdated lighting system causing your electric bill to rise month after month? Reduce your utility costs and enjoy the long term benefits of LED lighting. Call the experts at Mr. Electric of Dallas. Our licensed and insured electricians are ready to help you reach your goals. Contact our office for more information about our residential and commercial services or to schedule an appointment with an experienced electrician in Dallas, Inwood, Lake Highlands, Oak Lawn, Farmers Branch, Irving, Carrollton, Lakewood, North Dallas, Highland Park, Arlington, University Park, Coppell, Addison, Richardson, Texas or a nearby metro area community.