Save money by improving lighting efficiency in your home or business!

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May 23, 2017

Save money by improving lighting efficiency in your home or business!

Lighting can account for about 7% of the energy used in your home. Switching to energy-efficient lighting is one of the fastest ways to cut your energy bills. By using energy efficient light globes, you can minimise your running costs and lower your greenhouse gas emissions.

The more energy (Watts) a bulb uses, the more it costs you to run it. Considering a typical Australian home has about 37 light bulbs, energy costs can really add up. This is why it pays to choose energy efficient light bulbs such as LEDs.

LEDs are not only more efficient than older technologies such as incandescent, halogens and Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs), but they also have good light quality and instant start up-times. Plus they have a long lifetime which means you won’t have to replace them as much, saving you money in the long-run.

Overall some of the advantages of LEDs are:

  • Long lasting – LED bulbs last up to ten times longer than compact fluorescents, and much longer again than incandescents.
  • Durable – LEDs do not have a filament, so they are not easily damaged.
  • Cool – LEDs do not cause heat build-up.
  • Mercury-free – no mercury is used in the manufacturing of LEDs.
  • Energy efficient lighting – LED light bulbs use only 2-17 watts of electricity. LED bulbs save electricity!
  • Cost effective – although LEDs are initially more expensive, the cost is recouped over time.
  • Fast start-up – energy-saving lamps used to take several minutes to reach full brightness. This problem does not exist anymore with LED lamps. These do not flicker when switched on and light up immediately with their full brightness.
  • Wide range of colours – LEDs give light in all colors and there is also a wide range of white LED lamps with a huge variety of color temperatures. This allows the desired lighting mood to be created at any location.

Contact the team at Levitt Electrical today for more information about switching to LED lighting on 3399 4499.

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