LED vs. Incandescent Light Bulbs

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The new trend in home lighting is LED light bulbs. You might be turned off by the higher cost of LED light bulbs compared to traditional incandescent bulbs but there are many benefits to upgrading that we will outline below.

Here are a few reasons we recommend that you switch from incandescent bulbs to LED bulbs in your home:

ENERGY COSTS

There are several ways to reduce energy usage and energy costs in your home. One way is to choose a high-quality furnace filter and replace it often. Another is to upgrade to LED light bulbs.

A good LED light bulb will last around 25,000 hours. This means you will save on the cost of light bulbs over time for the initial investment upfront and that you can save up to $135 dollars in energy costs over the lifetime of the LED lightbulb. That’s just one bulb. Now multiply those cost savings across all of the lightbulbs in your home and you start to see how much money new LED lightbulbs can save you.

LOWER COSTS

The price of LED lightbulbs are decreasing each year too. This means the initial investment isn’t even as expensive as it once was. The manufacturers of the bulbs are finding ways to build the bulbs better and cheaper than before and homeowners are now benefitting from it.

BULB STYLE

The sizes of LED bulbs are now more traditional and the style mirrors the look of incandescent bulbs meaning from an appearance standpoint, there is almost no difference between the two bulb types.

You can also now find specialty LED bulbs for chandeliers and other decorative types of home lighting that weren’t originally available.

PERFORMANCE

LED bulbs are now producing the same or more light than their original design and still using far less energy than incandescent lightbulbs.

DAY OR DIM

You can choose between a brighter light or a dim and traditional light depending on your preference. This is a choice unique to LED lightbulbs.

We hope this post encourages you to upgrade to LED lightbulbs in your home today! For more home repair projects and information, read our blog.

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