Why everyone is switching to LED Lighting and you should too.
In 2007 the federal government passed a law requiring all light bulbs to be 3 times more efficient by 2020. In one more year, traditional incandescent light bulbs will be a relic of the past. Nowadays LED bulbs & light fixtures take up 70% of the market share, and that number is expected to keep growing. Lets take a look at a few reasons why:
The average incandescent bulb uses 75 watts, in comparison, a 11 watt led light will emit the same light at a fraction of the cost. Factor in the cost of the LED bulbs, and you can be saving money in as little as three months. The average LED bulb life span is 25,000 hours vs 1,200 of traditional bulbs. Meaning less time spent replacing bulbs and fewer trips to the store.
Most traditional bulbs only have one function. On or off. Nowadays LED fixtures are install on chip sets that allow for features such as dimming, wireless control, and even motion detectors.
Led color temperatures are measured in lumens, and with advancement in LED technology, you can find color temperatures ranging from a soft glow to full blown daylight.
The biggest hindrance to light fixture design is the incandescent bulb shape. Fixtures had to be design in a certain way to accommodate the bulb shape. LED light on the other hand, can virtually be any shape and size, allowing designers endless possibilities to create beautiful light fixtures. Here is a list of some of our favorite LED light fixtures.
Our favorite reason to switch to LED lights. They are energy efficient, thus decreases green house gas emissions. Standard fluorescent light bulb contains mercury that usually end up in landfills where they will pollute our environment, and endanger wild life. LED bulbs are non toxic and contains 0 traces of mercury. Their long life span reduces carbon emissions due to less products being manufacture and transported.
If you are in the market for for a new light fixtures, stop by Million Decor Design! We will help you find the perfect LED light fixtures for your budget!