Posted 5.13.13 @ 10:45
Some LED bulbs are going for as high as $40 apiece, but are they actually worth it? Everyone’s looking for an edge when it comes to energy efficiency, but you really going to want to spend thousands of dollars all over again to replace your bulbs? If you’re trying to sell your home, or environmentally consciously light the one that you already own, LED bulbs might just be the answer. Here, were going to go over all of the benefits and a few of the downsides you’ll have when working with these kinds bulbs.
Waste Not, Want Not
LED bulbs last 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs, and over three times longer than your curly cue CFL bulb. While CFL bulbs are said to last for 25,000 hours, this is only under optimum conditions. CFL bulbs can’t be turned on and off as quickly and frequently as an incandescent or LED bulb – which leads to many CFLs burning out early.
An LED bulb on the other hand can be flipped on and off just like the incandescent bulbs you were used to before, and even come in a wide variety of colors! Another neat thing about LED bulbs that they don’t burn out… Ever. They just get dimmer and dimmer over time – and with 75,000 hours of life, it’s a one-off investment that could outlive you.
From 0 to 60 in No Time Flat
Instantly on, an LED bulb comes to full brightness within a couple of seconds. They won’t pollute nearly as much as your old bulbs, and over half the electricity used to power it goes directly lighting. Compare this with a traditional incandescent bulb - less than 10% of electricity gets turned in the light, and the rest just converts into heat. Even CFL curly bulbs get hot (I don’t know about you, but I burned my hands many times on the curly bulbs) and may not be safe for children, the elderly and others.
Another problem that CFL’s have is the ability to dim. Many CFL’s just can’t dim properly, which is just one of the reasons some people are holding on to their incandescent bulbs. You can dim an LED bulb to whatever lighting level you desire, just another reason to give your CFL bulbs the kick.
Say Bye-Bye to Chemicals
CFL bulbs are notorious for the harmful chemicals and volatile organic compounds that they have inside them; lead, Mercury, cadmium, and other environmental pollutants can offset benefits of those kinds bulbs. They’re also easy to break – something that you can’t say the same for when it comes to LED bulbs. LED bulbs are environmentally friendly, they save on electricity, and they won’t burn your fingers.
If you’re trying to make your home more energy efficient, or green for homebuyers, LED bulbs are something you should consider! And if you want to sell your Oakville real estate or by luxury Oakville homes for sale, you should work with us!