Over the past few years, LED (Light Emitting Diode) lights have become more popular in the conventional lighting market. These lights are becoming more popular due to their higher lifespan, lower energy usage, and lower maintenance requirements. The Department of Energy estimates that by 2030, LED lights could save 190 terawatt hours per year. If measured in how much cash it can save, it would equal $15 billion saved per year. Because of this, you’ll want to consider replacing your current lighting system with LED lighting. Jones Services is well-versed in working with lighting and can get you some LED lighting in Goshen.
Here are 5 reasons to make the jump to LED lighting in Goshen:
They’re energy efficient.
Compared to traditional incandescent, fluorescent, and halogen lighting LED lighting uses about half as much electricity. This allows for substantially reduced energy costs, especially for lights that are on most of the day. Part of this efficiency comes from how LEDs emit light in a semicircle, as opposed to the traditional spherical light/heat emitted from bulbs. The directional lighting helps preserve energy and heat that normal ceiling lights waste. However, they can still serve as light bulbs by being bundled together.
High-quality LED lights can withstand 30,000-50,000 hours of use. This is quite a jump from an incandescent bulb’s 1,000-hour lifespan. Even compact fluorescent lighting can’t compare, with a lifespan of only 8,000-10,000 hours. It’s also worth noting that LEDs don’t “burn out” like normal lightbulbs. Instead, they start to dim as they reach the end of their life. LEDs can help you make your home’s lighting lower maintenance.
One of the major hazards when it comes to lighting is that it emits heat. LEDs emit very little heat while incandescent lightbulbs turn over 90% of their energy into heat. This means only about 10% of their energy goes to lighting up your home, making them highly inefficient. In addition, LEDs use less energy and are able to work on low-voltage electrical systems. These systems tend to be safer in case something goes wrong.
They have great CRI.
Color Rendering Index (CRI) is a measure of how well light can reveal an object’s actual color when compared to natural light. Low CRI lights, like sodium vapor lamps, leave objects looking yellow/orange. LED lights have a CRI ranging from about 65 to 95, which is considered excellent. If you’re interested in it, it’s good to consider this when choosing your outdoor lighting.
They’re environmentally safer.
LEDs don’t have some of the traditional disposal problems associated with older lighting. For example, fluorescent lights have electricity run through mercury vapor. This creates ultraviolet light that causes the lamp’s phosphor coating to glow. When it’s time to dispose of them, the mercury in the lamps means special steps must be taken to dispose of it safely. LED lights can be disposed of and recycled without any special considerations.
Why is Jones Services the best choice for installing LED lighting in Goshen?
Jones Services has been helping people around Goshen, NY with their homes and small businesses since 1986. We’re able to provide assistance with all the classic home repair categories, such as heating, cooling, plumbing, and electrical. Our service professionals are some of the best in skill, attitude, and workmanship. When you get help from us, they’ll be sure to treat your home with the respect it deserves. If you’re considering upgrading your lighting, call Jones Services today for more information!