You may have heard about the new lighting technologies that are now available in the LED space and asked yourself – “what is all the fuss about?” “aren’t they really expensive?” “how can I use it to my advantage?”. Well, at Watmar Electrical Contractors, we are the LED lighting experts and can help to unravel all the mystery for you.
LED lighting products use light emitting diodes to produce light very efficiently. An electrical current passes through the semiconductor material, which illuminates the tiny light sources we call LEDs. The heat produced is absorbed into a heat sink.
So how is LED lighting different to the older style incandescent, halogen or compact fluorescent? Well the main difference is their efficiency, durability and the life of these types of fittings. You can replace a 50 watt halogen downlight with a 10 watt LED downlight. Not only will they be much longer lasting, 80% cheaper to run – they will also be brighter than your existing fitting and you should not have to change a lamp/bulb for up to a decade!!!
In recent years, LED lighting has become affordable for everyone and there are many different types of fittings & suitable applications for both your home & workplace. You can replace lights with entirely new fittings or in some instances, just replace the bulbs. Either way, you will reduce your energy costs & also remove additional heat being added to your rooms from old style light fittings.
LED lights can come in three different temperatures – warm white, cool white or daylight and in most instances are dimmable. A special type of dimmer is required for LED lights so if you are upgrading your fittings, it is important to remember this and budget for new dimmers as well.
LED lighting can reduce your lighting costs by up to 80% – after hot water & air conditioning, lighting uses the most amount of energy in your home. In addition to being low voltage, they are long life & do not emit heat – therefore reducing the load on your air conditioning. They can be used indoor or outdoor and suit almost any area. In recent times, the cost of these products has reduced dramatically and they are now affordable for everyone.
So if you are looking to upgrade your lighting, brighten up your space and reduce your electricity bill, then LED lighting is a good place to start. Call Watmar Electrical Contractors, your LED Lighting Experts.