Can LED Lights Really Save You Money on Your Electric Bill?
When you think about electric use in your home, you may assume that your appliances or other electronics use the most. Although they do use a lot, lighting is responsible for 22 percent of all the electricity generated in the U.S., according to the Department of Energy.
A visit to an electric showroom can show you creative lighting ideas. One of the best ways to save money on your utility bills, though, is to look for ways to use LED lights.
What Are LED Lights?
LED lighting is energy efficient. It uses an electrical current that passes through a microchip, which lights small light sources. LED lights last for a long time, which already makes it appealing when it comes to energy rates.
LED lights can be used as bulbs in your current light fixtures. They can also be purchased as a part of a permanent fixture. They give off very little heat, making them safe and easy to change out when needed.
White LED lights may be a combination of several light colors or they may be covered with a phosphor material, which gives the light a white appearance. LED lights come in a variety of colors, which makes them a great choice for holiday lights.
A visit to an electric showroom can show you the many LED light accessories available. You can buy everything from desk lamps to table lamps to recessed lighting. The bright, directional light is also a great fit for outdoor safety lighting.
If you already have fixtures, an electric showroom can let you know whether an LED light would work in that setting.
How Do You Know Which LED Lights Are Best?
As you contemplate different lighting ideas, you may wonder which LED lights are best. When you visit an electric showroom, look for LED lights that are Energy Star certified.
Energy Star certified lights have to meet certain standards to ensure they distribute light well. They have a three-year minimum warranty, which ensures you can take advantage of cheap electricity for at least three years (although your LED bulb may last much longer).
LED lights are a great way to save money without compromising the look of your home.