Benefits of LED Lighting

LED Light Bulb

Homeowners and business owners often ask, should we upgrade to LED downlights? The answer is YES! With energy prices rising, homeowners and businesses need to consider for savings in the lighting costs. The running cost of LED lights versus old halogen lights is significantly lower, however, there are other benefits in changing to LED.

Five key benefits to help you consider upgrading to LED lighting:

1. Reduced power cost per year

By changing 20 standard 55-Watts halogen lights to 10-Watts LED Downlights, lit for 5 hours per day at $0.33 kWh, you will save $542.02 and reduce your energy usage by 81.82%.[1] Upgrading from halogen lights to LED could save you up to thousands of dollars on your bills over the years.

2. LED downlights do not overheat

Old halogen lights tend to overheat and become a fire hazard. If during the installation there is a contact with cabling or insulation it will burn causing a short circuit and fire. LED lights are operating at lower heat temperatures making it extremely safe for installation and any contact in the roof with the insulation or cabling will not overheat and burn.

3. Eco-Friendly & Safe

LED lights are Eco-Friendly, reducing your carbon footprint. Less energy consumed by LED lighting means there are reduced CO2 emissions which is much better for the environment. They are also safe, unlike some light bulbs and fluorescents, LED lighting does not contain any harmful mercury.

4. Less maintenance, last longer

The most common complaint with halogen lamps is that they overheat and blow often. Therefore new lamps need to be purchased and blown bulbs replaced. This is added time and cost to the household or business as well as inconvenience it can cause. Quality LED lights last 5 to 10 times longer than halogen light bulbs and consume at least 70% less of the energy to produce the same light output. Consider this, LED lights can last between 15,000 to 50,000 hrs!

5. Different colour for a different taste

Many LED lights come with Tri-Colour technology. With a flick of a switch pick your favourite light colour for the room you are installing them in. A switch on each unit lets you select between three colour temperatures: 3000K (Warm White), 4000K (Cool White) or 5000K (Daylight).

The benefits of changing to LED downlights are important in many ways. Although cost saving is always a big consideration, the other benefits outlined above can be significant as well.

[1] – HPM Downlight Energy Savings Calculator

By Alen Havic | January 30th, 2019 | Electrical            

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