With the increasing costs of utility expenses and everyday living, as well as the growing awareness of environmental sustainability, many households are seeing the benefits of switching to power-saving lighting such as LED light bulbs that can cut energy bills and are better for the environment with less electricity usage.
Common Light Bulb Alternatives
For many decades, incandescent bulbs were the most common type of light bulb found in the home. Although they used to be the cheapest type of light bulb to buy, they were not energy efficient and needed replacing far more often. It is for those reasons that incandescent bulbs have now been phased out in many countries around the world.
Halogen bulbs are a variation on the incandescent bulb and are said to use between 20-30% less energy. They are currently the most economical light bulb you can buy, but have a shorter lifespan than CFL and LED bulbs.
CFL bulbs (compact fluorescent lamps) are a type of energy-saving bulb and are said to use between 60-80% less energy than a standard incandescent bulb. They also have a far longer lifespan.
Why switch to LED light bulbs?
An LED light bulb typically uses up to 90% less energy than regular incandescent or halogen light bulbs and lasts far longer. This opens up savings in two ways:
- As they consume less electricity, you save on power bills, especially when the savings of a household full of LED lighting can add up.
- The lifespan of an average LED light bulb is by far much longer than any other type of light bulbs, so you need to purchase and change them less often.
In addition to saving you money, LED light bulbs also help you save the planet because they use less energy and are often recyclable.
Get a LED Lighting Upgrade in Your Home
There is never a better time than now to upgrade the lighting in your home to reduce the power costs and do your bit in helping the environment. If you’re looking for a quality electrician in the Northern Beaches area, SEAA can provide you with a full home lighting replacement and even lighting redesign to ensure all your areas are well lit with the most energy-efficient options that are also stylish and modern.
Whilst getting your lighting update, we can also run an audit on your home security and audio-visual needs. We offer customised solutions based on your existing structure or can install new systems to suit your home.
Get in touch to request an obligation-free quote with our team and see how we can help you improve your home and save on energy costs today!