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Saving you money on your electricity bill is now a possibility by allowing MRF Electrical to provide you with a fast and affordable solution, instantly cutting down on your home’s energy use.
Replacing conventional lighting with more energy-efficient LED fixtures reduces energy consumption and in turn, reduces your electricity bill. Conventional lighting such as incandescent, fluorescent, and halogen (common downlights and some external lighting) lighting are far less energy efficient sometimes emitting up to 80% of its energy use in heat.
By changing these fixtures to LED your home will draw less power allowing a decrease in your electricity bill usually between 10-80% depending on your lighting design.
This effect compounds as your electricity bills continue to increase year over year. The higher the cost of electricity, the more you end up saving with energy-conscious fittings. Contact us today to start saving.
The Eco-Friendly Option For Your Home
LED light fittings (light-emitting diodes) offer many eco-friendly benefits, including being the most energy-efficient lighting option on the market. While it’s true that switching to LED lighting can reduce the electricity used in our homes;- ensuring we continue to utilize these more efficient fittings on a larger scale is also extremely important.
New housing developments and commercial installations also make these changes, reducing the strain off our electricity grid. By minimizing energy consumption on this scale means our main electricity production/generation methods are lessened. Creating less use of fossil fuels is just one way our environment benefits from LED upgrades.
While compact fluorescent lighting (CFL) and batten fluoros (in our garage) were considered the energy-efficient choice over the last decade or so, they actually contain mercury vapor. This vapor is harmful to the environment and potentially toxic if inhaled upon breaking a globe. In contrast, LEDs contain no toxic chemicals and are recyclable.
Another bonus to making the switch is some manufacturers claim their LEDs can last for up to 100,000 hours! This could be upwards of 11 years of continuous operation or 20 years at 8 hours a day!
When all is put into perspective, the savings start to add up.
Why Upgrade Your Home With LED Lighting
Incandescent vs LED
Standard incandescent lighting, once a staple in our homes since Edison made the light bulb commercially available, has become almost obsolete. Incandescent and halogen light fittings still have many uses before they become completely disused, but when it comes to home lighting, LEDs now offer a far more energy-efficient option for your entire home.
Old vs New
Let’s summarize the pros and cons of the “old” versus “new” lighting options.
First of all. One of the main benefits of LED lighting is that they emit FAR LESS HEAT LEADING TO MUCH LESS SUSCEPTIBLE TO STARTING FIRES
PROS OF LED LIGHTING:
- =< 100000 of continuous operation
- No toxic chemicals
- 100% recyclable
- A wide range of color choices
- Great for highlights in cabinetry
- Comes in many different shapes, sizes, and styles
- Only loses approximately 20% efficiency to heat
- Extremely durable to weather, shock, and vibrations
- “Adjustable” options such as the ability to change the color emitted from red to green or blue and more via a remote control
- Can be turned on and off rapidly without jeopardizing lifespan of the light
- Options of “warm white” to match conventional incandescent or cool white for a more modern look
- Purchase costs continue to reduce
CONS OF LED LIGHTING:
- More expensive per unit to replace
- More expensive for dimmable options
PROS OF Incandescent LIGHTING:
- Cheap to replace
- Emits a nice warm light naturally nice for skin tones
CONS OF Incandescent LIGHTING:
- =< 1000 hours of operation
- Up to 80-90% of energy is lost in heat
- Operation time can reduce significantly depending on
- Easily broken
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!
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