When you are considering an upgrade to your bathroom or kitchen, it is important to put some thought into the type of lighting that you want to use. The LED lighting of today offers numerous advantages for homeowners that make it the superior choice when it comes to upgrading your lights. Here's why:
1. They are More Energy Efficient
When compared to traditional light bulbs, otherwise known as incandescent, as well as other types of light bulbs such as halogen and fluorescent, LED lights have been proven to use about 50 percent less electricity. This can help you reach substantial savings in both the bathroom and kitchen -- two rooms that see a great deal of use.
2. You Can Enjoy More Focused Light
Unlike conventional incandescent light bulbs, LED lights are mounted on a flat surface which allows their light to be shown in a specific direction. Conventional bulbs, however, emit both light and heat in all different directions, making them less efficient.
3. You Won't Have to Change Them as Often
How many times have you come home after a long day at work and discover that you need to change a light bulb in the kitchen before you can even start to cook dinner? Or maybe you are getting ready to give your child a bath, and you realize you need to change the light bulb before you can do so. With LED bulbs, you can enjoy fewer light bulb changes. First of all, unlike other types of light bulbs, LEDs simply get dimmer as they age. If you choose LED light bulbs that are of high quality, you can expect them to have a lifespan of at least 30,000 to 50,000 hours before you will need to change them.
To truly appreciate their longevity, you need to realize that the average incandescent light bulb lasts just about 1,000 hours while a compact fluorescent light (CFL) delivers light for only about 8,000 to 10,000 hours.
4. You Can Safely Change the Light Bulb Every Time
Speaking of changing the light bulbs, when you choose LED bulbs over the other different types on the market today, you don't have to be as concerned about them being hot to the touch. This means that you don't have to worry about your children or pets being burned after accidentally touching them.
Owens Construction is ready to help you choose the best LED lighting options for your new kitchen or bathroom remodeling project. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an estimate.