How Using the Right Light Bulbs Can Save Energy

Lighting in New Braunfels, TX

Did you know that you can have the same amount of light while spending less money if you use energy-efficient lighting? Lighting accounts for approximately 15% of an average home’s electricity consumption and switching to the right light bulbs can bring down your annual energy costs.

Saving Energy with LEDs

LEDs use 75% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs and last up to 25 times longer. LEDs emit less heat in comparison to incandescent and CFL, emitting 90% and 80% of their energy as heat respectively. LED products can last 30 times longer than incandescent bulbs and three to five times longer than CFL. These lights are found everywhere from street lights, parking structures, outdoor lighting, recessed downlights, holiday lights and more.

To save more energy, use timers and dimmers on your lights. Timers can save energy by automatically turning off lights when they are not in use, and dimmers can be used to lower light levels. LED light bulbs have become significantly less expensive compared to when they first came on the market. LEDs are more expensive than traditional incandescent bulbs, but they save money because they last so long and use so little energy.

Here are a few of the key benefits of switching to energy-saving light bulbs:
  • More durable
  • Longer lifetime
  • Produces less waste
  • Emits way less heat
  • Less money spent on replacements

Ready to Make the Switch?

It is time to ditch the incandescent light bulbs. The electricity used by one of those bulbs costs five to 10 times the original purchase price over its lifetime. Incandescent bulbs emit excessive energy and have a limited lifetime. There are other options that address older bulbs’ shortcomings by providing solutions that enhances lighting while conserving energy. According to the US Department of Energy, LEDs are the most energy-efficient lighting technology to-date.

Finding the right lighting can make a big difference in any space. Our team will assist you in finding lighting that saves you money, enhances energy efficiency and reflects your style. Contact GVEC Electrician Services today for electrical services, we serve multiple locations throughout South Central Texas.