Everybody knows that LED light bulbs are far more environmentally-friendly than incandescent bulbs. All the same, you might still not be convinced to replace the latter with LED light bulbs. If you are still sitting on the fence and are not sure whether installing LED lights is the right thing to do, here are five compelling reasons in favor of LED light bulbs.
Switching to LED Light Bulbs is Easy
You can use your existing light fixtures with LED light bulbs. That’s it. You don’t need anything else.
That said, if you plan to use dimmable LED light bulbs, you should consider getting the latest dimmers. Dimmable bulbs give you complete control over how much brightness the LED bulbs provide. For instance, for reading you can turn the bulb at its full capacity, but while watching TV you can lower the brightness.
While dimmable LED light bulbs work with most old dimmers, you can experience flickering problem from time to time. To avoid this, we recommend you buy the latest dimmers to go along with your new dimmable LED light bulbs.
At LiquidLEDs, you will find a range of dimmable LED light bulbs, and the product description of each product lists which old dimmers are compatible with it. So, if you have a compatible old dimmer, you won’t have to buy a new dimmer if you don’t want to.
LED Light Bulbs Last Much Longer and Save Money
There is no denying that LED bulbs are more expensive upfront than incandescent bulbs. But it is equally true that in the long run they are much cheaper. That is because they last much longer than incandescent bulbs and use far less energy than them.
While the average incandescent bulb will go kaput in 20-24 months, LED light bulbs can last as long two decades with average use. And as far as their energy usage is concerned, LED light bulbs consume 70-90% less energy. In short, LED bulbs save you money.
LED Light Bulbs Are Far More Energy Efficient
Did you know that incandescent bulbs waste 90% of energy they consume? In contrast, LED light bulbs convert 95% of energy they use into light. So, if you are worried about rising electricity bill, switching to LED light bulbs can help you bring it down.
LED Lighting is Directional
Directing the light from incandescent bulbs is difficult to say the least. That is because they throw light at all angles. In comparison, with LED lights, you can better focus the light where you want it, since LED lighting is directional.
LED Light Bulbs Come in a Range of Colour Temperature
Different LED light bulbs have different colour temperatures. This in turn allows you to light different parts of your home more efficiently. The colour temperature is measured in Kelvin. The lower this number is, the more yellow the light will be. Bulbs with higher Kelvin readings give a bluer and cooler light.
Light colour is a matter of personal choice. That said, generally “cool white” or “natural white” LED light bulbs are ideal for ambient lighting. “Daylight” LED light bulbs, in contrast, can be perfect for bedside reading lamps.
Keep in mind that not all LED bulbs are created equal. When buying them, pay attention to their CRI rating, measured on a scale of 0 to 100. The higher the CRI rating, the better the light source will show object colours. You should always opt for LED light bulbs with a CRI rating of 90. At LiquidLEDs, we only sell CRI 90 LED light bulbs because we want you to enjoy the best light quality.
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