6 Reasons to Upgrade Your Home with LED Lighting

 
 

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One common subject we always discuss with our clients during their home remodeling project is replacing the lighting… and by replacing, we mean upgrading! Light Emitting Diodes, or LEDs, are a popular choice among homeowners when compared to conventional lighting options.

 
 

Along with the perks of being energy efficient and eco-friendly, LED lighting makes a huge difference in the look and feel of a room! Clients are always surprised at how much brighter their space looks once LED lighting is installed. It really is the best choice if you want to showcase a remodeled area, like a kitchen or bathroom. Because there are different options available – can lights, tubes, and strip lights – LEDs are a great option for both primary and accent lighting. These different options can also be used together to create a no shadow environment.

 
 

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If you’re still not convinced, here are 6 reasons you should upgrade your home with LED lighting:
 
 

1. LED Lights last…and last… and last!
If changing light bulbs is one of your least favorite things to do, LEDs are definitely for you! Long life is the number one benefit of LED lights. Manufacturers claim one bulb can last up to 100,000 hours. To put it in perspective, that is 11 YEARS of continuous operation! That means if you leave an LED fixture on for 8 hours a day, it would take around 20 years before you’d have to replace the LED bulb. Unlike conventional bulbs, the diodes don’t “burn out,” but rather emit lower output levels over a very long period of time so that the light slowly becomes less bright.
 
 

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2. Better Energy Efficiency
LEDs are today’s most efficient way of illumination and lighting, with an estimated energy efficiency of 80%-90% when compared to conventional light bulbs. This means that only 10-20% of the electricity is lost as heat – an impressive number, compared to incandescent lights that lose up to 80% of electricity as heat!
 
 

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3. An Eco-Friendly Option
Conventional fluorescent bulbs contain potentially dangerous materials such as mercury that can be harmful to the environment. LED lighting, however, contains no toxic materials and is 100% recyclable. The long lifetime of LEDs also means that one LED light bulb can save material and production of up to 25 incandescent bulbs! Can you imagine the positive impact this would have on the environment if everyone switched to LEDs?

 
 

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4. Durable against the Elements
LEDs are ideal for locations that are exposed to harsh elements, such as extreme weather and temperatures. They are resistant to shock, vibrations and external impacts, making them a versatile, safe and reliable option.

 

 

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5. Adjustable Features
Among the many LED lights we have installed for clients, several of them have included neat features, such as adjustable dimming and color changes. Homeowners love having the ability to customize the brightness and mood of a space with the simple push of a button.

 

 

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6. Instant Lighting
LED lights can be turned off and on frequently without impacting the LED’s lifetime or brightness. In contrast, traditional bulbs may take several seconds to reach full brightness, and frequent on/off switching drastically reduces how long they will last.

 

 

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With all of these great benefits, you’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain by upgrading your home’s lighting to LEDs. We guarantee that you and all of your guests will notice and immediate difference!
 
 
If you’d like more information about LED lighting, or are interested in having them strategically installed in your home to create a no shadow environment, we’d be happy to help; contact us today!

 
 
Warm Regards,
 
The Medford Remodeling Team