Main Line Lighting: Top 5 Reasons to Switch to LED Bulbs in Your Home

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1. Save money on your electric bill. The initial cost of LED bulbs may be misleading to consumers unfamiliar with the new LED bulbs. While the initial cost of the LED bulb is higher than the cost of an incandescent or CFL bulb, the savings is recouped over time (usually in one to three years) because the bulb will last 25-50 times longer and use much less energy than other bulbs. You WILL see the savings in your electric bill. 2. LED bulbs contain no mercury. One of the hurdles of energy-efficient CFL bulbs is the presence of a small amount of mercury in the bulbs. If a CFL bulb is broken, consumers are advised to treat the broken bulb as a hazardous material. LED bulbs contain no mercury, so there is no special concern with the handling or disposal of LED bulbs.

3. LEDs give instant light, and many are dimmable. When turning on CFLs and tubular fluorescent light bulbs, there is a slight hesitation before brightness is achieved, and some bulbs may flicker during warm up or even during operation. Unlike fluorescents, LED bulbs, like incandescent bulbs, reach full illumination as soon as they are turned on. This is a real advantage over CFL bulbs in areas of the home where lights are frequently turned on and off. Also, LED lights produce steady light which does not flicker.

Earlier versions of LED bulbs had the disadvantage of not being dimmable. Today, many LED bulbs are designed to work in dimmable switches which are provided in many lamps and home lighting fixtures. Just be sure to check the package to ensure the bulb you have selected is dimmable.

LED lights last a long time (up to 50,000 hours) and unlike other light bulbs, they do not burn out, but rather dim over time.

4. LEDs will not contribute to heat buildup in your home. Homeowners are increasingly interested in measures which can help reduce the amount of heat generated within the home (especially during the summer). Electric lighting is one of the main culprits. Incandescent lights produce ideal illumination in terms of brightness and quality of light, but they also produce a considerable amount of heat.

LED bulbs, by contrast, remain cool. High power LEDs are designed with heat sinks, usually aluminium struts around the lower bulb, which keep operating temperatures low.

5. Insects are not attracted to UV-Free LED bulbs. Most LED bulbs (but not all) do not give off ultraviolet light, which is known to attract flying insects. Check the package label for UV information if you are interested in this feature.

How do you know which LEDs are the best for your needs? Not all LED’s are created equal. Main Line Lighting & Design carries only the best quality LEDs in the industry. All of the products we carry have gone through rigorous testing and come with a five year guarantee.

Lighting Tip: Now is the time to switch to LED bulbs! Call for a FREE in-home LED lighting consultation. We can teach you about the newest & best in LED lighting and show you how you can save significant money on your energy bills. Help Eagleview GO GREEN!

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