Did you know?
Upgraded lighting can save money by reducing energy use, and result in increased comfort.
Homes use more electricity for lighting than any other source. Every step to lower your lighting use, from installing energy efficient lighting to operating lights only where and when you need them, can significantly lower your energy bills and earn substantial rebates.
LED lighting is the most common, inexpensive, and efficient.
LED stands for Light Emitting Diode and they have revolutionized the lighting industry. LED lights have different spectrums of light from yellow to a very bright white/blue. The light temperature is measured in Kelvin(k) and the proper residential soft light is 2700k. This type of light looks identical to incandescent bulbs but use 80% less electricity. Prices have dropped drastically making these bulbs much more affordable. Additionally, LED bulbs are smaller and last 20 years or around 100,000 burn hours compared to a regular bulb which lasts 2 years or 5,000 burn hours.
(Source: U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, 2003 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey)