LED Lighting 101

LED stands for Light Emitting Diode.

LEDs began as exciting but expensive electronic components in the sixties, used in handheld calculators and other similar devices. Through research and development, LED technology advanced, became more energy-efficient and less expensive, until it reached its current form. As a homeowner, it is important to keep on top of your utility costs as they will impact your monthly budget. You may visit the EmeryAllen homepage to see more lighting options. If you need an electrical service to help you on this, services like MZ Electric or Quality Electric Service have the right professionals to help you. And if you need other residential electrical services like power restoration, then you may consider getting help from a licensed electrician like Paul The Plumber For Power restoration in Montclair.

The light must be reflected to the desired direction and more than half of the light may never leave the fixture. LEDs emit very little heat.  According to a professional electrician in Dublin, in comparison, incandescent bulbs release 90% of their energy as heat and CFLs release about 80% of their energy as heat.  Residential lighting – especially ENERGY STAR rated products — use at least 75% less energy, and last 25 times longer, than incandescent lighting. To change your electrical fixtures, you can hire experts in residential electrical installation. You may also consider installing chandeliers with the help of an expert in chandelier installation in Prescott.

LED standard base light bulbs (A Shape) are available in several colors. We like Batteries + Bulbs Duracell dimmable soft white bulb in the purple box because it most resembles incandescent. Daylight is actually whiter than soft white and cool white is not recommended. PECO is promoting these bulbs with a subsidized discount now.  We recommend you retrofit your existing lamps and recessed lighting (with the appropriate replacement size). Please note that if you have dimmer switches on incandescent switched you will need to upgrade the dimmer switches to work with LED recessed lighting.

We also recommend purchasing LED outdoor lights that are practical, functional and attractive and fixtures, such as those featured here. For outdoor lighting installation, you can call W3 Electric for Landscape Lighting in Rowlett. The chandelier featured above is Hudson Valley Lighting’s Ashleigh Chandelier by Mitzi.   The Floor Lamp featured is Koncept Lighting’s  Lady 7 LED Dimmable Telescopic Floor Lamp.