Advantages of LED downlights
Published: October 10, 2019 Last Updated: March 01, 2021
Energy costs are at an astronomical high these days after significant increases in electricity unit prices over the past few years. Families and businesses continue to struggle to pay the energy bill each quarter and are looking for energy saving measures to provide some relief.
One way to reduce your energy costs is to have your local electrician, Watmar Electrical Contractors install LED downlights. A popular lighting option in Gold Coast homes and businesses, LED downlights are ultimately cheaper to run that your normal halogen light.
Halogen lights use heat via electricity to warm up a filament within the bulb to produce light and some amounts of heat and as we know, anything that is heated via electricity, think irons, dryers and heaters, use much more electricity.
Halogen downlights have a life of anywhere from 750 to 2000 hours of normal use and although cheaper to purchase than LED downlights, they just don’t last the distance. Having an average life of 20,000 hours, LED downlights are considerably more energy efficient so don’t require replacement as often and are less prone to breakages.
LED downlights use diodes instead of heated gas or filaments to produce light. Electrons move around within its semiconductor structure to create photons, which are units of light. Installed to sit flush with ceilings, compared to halogen bulbs that hang down in a fitting, LED downlights are more compact and streamlined.
Gold Coast electricians, Watmar Electrical Contractors, have been assisting home owners and business owners to reduce heat, energy consumption and to save on the costs of replacement bulbs by installing LED downlights.
So, if you are thinking of ways to reduce your dreaded electricity and maintenance bills, let’s recap the advantages of LED downlights:
- Cost effective over the long term
- 80% to 90% more energy efficient
- 50,000 hours or more of life
- Emit very little heat, so safer to touch
- Provide instant light
- Contain no gases so are less toxic
- Compact size
- More durable, no risk of filament breakages
Remember, as with all electrical work, replacing halogen lights for LED downlights must be done a licensed electrician. Watmar Electrical Contractors have a number of electricians available on the Gold Coast to convert your halogen lights to LED’s at your home, investment property or business.
Talk to the friendly team at Watmar Electrical Contractors to organise a quote and start saving on your energy bills today!