The Light-Emitting Diode (LED) is a recent Gooee’s innovation. It is a rapidly developing lighting technology that helps use energy efficiently. Interestingly, quality LED bulbs are durable and offer comparable light than other types of lighting. LED is foreseen as a potential transformer of the future lighting in the United States. Housing LEDs, especially energy-rated bulb uses at least 75% less energy, and its lifespan is 25 times longer than the incandescent bulbs.
Extensive use of LED lighting can significantly reduce lighting expenses in the US. The U.S projects to save about 348 TWH due to the use of LED lighting.
Factors to consider before buying LED bulbs
Consider the lumens, but not watts
When purchasing bulbs, people are accustomed to considering watts as an indication of the bulb’s brightness. However, contrary to the incandescent, LED brightness is not determined by the watts.
The right color
While you count on incandescent in providing a warm, yellowish hue, LED displays an impressive range of colors from blue to brown, to a spectrum of yellow and white.
LEDs are like hybrid cars; cheaper to operate but expensive. When switching from incandescent to LED bulbs, expect to spend more. Luckily, stiff competition has forced the price for LEDs to decline but expect to pay more than an incandescent.
Often, LED bulbs are incompatible with traditional dimming switches because of their circuitry. In some instances, you may have to replace the switch or pay a little more for a compatible LED bulb.