As busy households, we’re all trying to save a little money here and there. It can also feel a little difficult to both save money but look good whilst doing it! Have you heard about LED lighting? LED lighting is quickly becoming the lighting of choice for new build properties and for families trying to save a little for a rainy day.
Here you’ll find 4 reasons why you should be switching to LED lighting.
It WILL save you money
The long and short of it is, that LED’s require less energy to function – around 80% less than their incandescent bulb counterparts, which means that they cost YOU less money. Most LED bulbs pay for themselves from about five months onwards. And with free delivery on all orders from LED Hut, you can save even more without even trying!
If your kitchen is full of halogen lightbulbs, then you’ll know the frustration at having one or two of them blow out every couple of weeks. Once you change two or three – then the rest will soon follow. With many households avoiding this irritating this task until they’re cooking by one halogen bulb! The good news? LED lights last around 20 times longer than traditional bulbs – meaning that your step ladder can stay in the garage for a little longer!
The lighting that traditional bulbs emit is something we’ve all grown up with and have gotten used to over the years. But did you know that with LED lights, you can fill your home with any colour from the colour temperature chart? So, not only can you recreate the warmth and comforting glow of your traditional bulbs, but you can also change things up a little with a sunrise/sunset glow, a bolder candle flame tone or play with cool blue tones like a clear blue sky.
They’re better for the environment
We’re all becoming more and more conscious of the choices we’re making in regards to our effect on the environment. Whether it’s swapping our plastic straws for metal ones, investing in reusable coffee cups, water bottles and reusable cutlery – everyone is trying to their bit to help the environment and the planet. So, how can LED bulbs help?
Well, as mentioned above, LED bulbs use less energy, meaning less power is used in the first instance. If the use and effect of LED bulbs on the environment was more common knowledge, then the difference it would make to the environment would certainly be a positive one. Also, as mentioned above, LEDs don’t need to be changed as often, which means that there is less waste for the planet to contend with.
But, when LEDs do, inevitably head to landfill, there is a difference. LED bulbs themselves can be recycled, and there are no nasty chemicals, or toxins inside an LED bulb, which means that anything left behind will not harm the environment, unlike old style bulbs which contain mercury.