Making the switch to LED lighting is a great decision. Over time, you’ll find that the savings keep adding up until the switch is fully paid off. After making the decision, if you do the research necessary, you will surely be overwhelmed with information. Different types of bulbs, measurements and colors.
It’s better to be prepared to make the switch to LED lighting, even before you start the research.
Where to Start
Whether in the home or in the office you should have a plan. Choose where you want to start when making the switch. Your best option is to start with the major lighting, the lighting that is used most often. Then work your way through to the lesser used lighting fixtures.
There are many different types of LED light bulbs which can make it difficult to choose. There is more than just color and style. Some LED bulbs are made for recessed fixtures and some are made for outdoor lighting. Be sure to find the right bulb for the fixture.
It’s important that you prepare for the financial strain the LED upgrade can cost. There are government rebates and help that you can get for making the switch, but it’s still a costly venture. Everything becomes easier when you look at the switch as an investment. Overtime, LED bulbs will pay for themselves in energy savings. Until then, you will notice longer life for the bulb, less heat and better lighting with LEDs.
While LEDs are capable of creating all different types of color, if basic lighting is what you need, be aware of the color. Some LED bulbs are made to replicate the yellowish hue we get from incandescent bulbs. Other LED bulbs are made to produce a pure white light. Make sure you know what you want and that the bulb you’re about to purchase can achieve that color.
The Smarter Dimmer
Plenty of homes have dimmers that operate well with incandescent bulbs. The way they work is by cutting off the amount of electricity that goes to the bulb. While this works with incandescent, most LED bulbs won’t be affected. There are some LED’s that are made to work the same as incandescent bulbs in the way they dim. If you need a bulb to work with a dimmer, be sure the new LED bulb can do just that.
There are many different things that you should be aware of when making the switch to LED bulbs. If you have more questions, you can contact us for help. When you’re ready to upgrade, we’re here to help you every step of the way.