LED recessed lighting, often called “LED can lights”, are used for a wide variety of residential, commercial and even retail applications.
The term “LED” is short for “Light Emitting Diode”. You can also say that it’s a semiconductor diode that emits light.
Today we are going to share with you the Top 3 reasons why homeowners decide to say yes to recessed lighting.
1. Energy Savers
Energy bills can get a bit high when you have all the lights on in your house, and a great way to get around that is by switching to LED recessed lighting. Nobody likes a high energy bill. You can expect to save up to 85 percent of the electricity you would normally use with incandescent bulbs, save up to 50 percent of the energy used by CFLs, and up to 30 percent of the energy used by fluorescent tube lighting. This means that a 12 watt LED has the same light output as a 60 watt incandescent/halogen bulb, but uses about 85 percent LESS energy! Now you see why people love LED recessed lighting so much.
The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that: “By 2027, widespread use of LEDs could save about 348 TWh (compared to no LED use) of electricity: This is the equivalent annual electrical output of 44 large electric power plants (1000 megawatts each), and a total savings of more than $30 billion at today’s electricity prices.”
2. Less Heat – Better Color
Going along with the energy saving concept you’ll be happy to find out that due to their efficiency, these LED recessed lights emit very little heat. Lower heat means a lower load on your air conditioning and cooling systems… thus saving you more money!
You will also find that these LEDs give off a better light in different settings. The lights do not emit the same damaging ultraviolet light that other lights might, so you can use them to light up art without color damage/deterioration.
3. Longer Lasting – Less Maintenance
“Less maintenance” is something every homeowner is happy to hear. With these low heat emitting and energy saving features, LED can lights can last 50 times longer than other bulb types. Gone are the days of constantly changing dead bulbs. With usage of about 12 hours per day, you can expect a typical LED light to last around 11 years.
Bonus: Light Dimming
LED recessed lighting is dimmable without the usual flickering you see with other types of bulbs. This allows for a lot of creativity when it comes to what kind of dimmers you would like to use, as well how you would like the different zones of your house to be illuminated.
Have questions about LED recessed lights? Want to get these installed in your own home? Give us a call (630) 580-8757 , or contact us for more information. Chi Town Sparky is ready to help you with all your lighting needs.