LED downlights have set a new benchmark when it comes to lighting your home efficiently. They are stylish and safe and can save you a lot of money on power bills.
Choose a Style to Suit You!
Lighting requirements for the rooms in our houses vary, depending on what the space is used for. The colour of the light is also essential and can make a massive difference in dining, reading and other activities. LEDs can also be controlled or programmed to suit your lifestyle. Depending on personal preferences, LED lighting solutions can come with wireless, daylight, occupancy, and dimming sensors.
Put Safety First!
Halogen downlights run at temperatures over 300°C, and the excess heat generated means that you often need gaps in your insulation to ensure no fire risk. The photo below is an example we recently encountered in a roof space we were working in. Without appropriate gaps around the bulb, the insulation had begun to burn and, over time, could have resulted in a house fire. Generally, less than 20% of an LED’s output is heat, which means the risk of a house fire is much lower when running LED lights.
Save your hard-earned money!
LED downlights can reduce your lighting energy output by up to 86%. While a standard incandescent bulb may only cost a couple of dollars, it only has a lifespan of about 1,000 hours. In contrast, most LEDs should last at least 15,000 hours - More than 13 years if used daily for three hours! Watts measure power consumption – While incandescent bulbs can produce the same light as an LED, they also use 5-6 times the wattage… Higher Wattage equals more Money on Power! Despite the higher upfront cost of LEDs, you can expect to save money in the long run through reductions in your power bill.
If you’re looking to discuss your lighting requirements or think it’s time to make the Switch to LED, call the Blackout Electric team!