Why should you use energy-efficient lighting instead of traditional lighting? Switching to energy-efficient bulbs is one of the easiest, energy-saving choices that can also save you money. Traditional bulbs are no longer desirable for homeowners because they use a lot of energy to produce light. About 90% of that energy gives off as heat. That’s a lot of lost energy and a lot of money wasted on your energy bill. Read on to learn more about Champion Electric’s recommendations for energy-efficient lighting options!
Advantages of Energy-Efficient Lighting:
- It decreases cooling costs because the bulbs produce less heat. So you’re wasting less energy.
- It reduces greenhouse emissions.
- It reduces up to 70% of energy consumption.
Both these advantages can save you a lot of money and energy in the long run.
Your Energy-Efficient Lighting Options
Champion Electric is here to help you pick the best energy-saving bulbs for your home. There are many good options for homeowners when it comes to energy-efficient lighting. The most popular options are LEDs (light-emitting diodes), halogen incandescent bulbs and compact fluorescents lamps (CFLs). Energy-efficient bulbs can cost more than their traditional counterparts, but they last longer than traditional lighting options and will save you money on your energy bill.
Light-emitting Diodes (LEDs)
LEDs are solid-state lighting and are semiconductors that convert electricity into light. They are one the most energy-efficient and rapidly-developing technologies today. These bulbs can replace 40W, 60W and 70W traditional, incandescent bulbs. LEDs can also come in many color options, and some are also dimmable. They work well indoors and outdoors due to their durability. Some popular LED products include pathway and step lights and porch lights for outdoor spaces.
At Champion Electric, we offer a variety of home LED lighting services that can transform your home both visually and efficiently.
Halogen incandescent bulbs increase efficiency by containing a capsule with gas. Halogen incandescent bulbs are a popular choice, and they meet the federal least efficiency. They’re not the best option, but they can definitely meet any of your lighting needs.
Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs)
Compact fluorescent lamps are the curly versions of the long, fluorescent tubed lights that are usually seen in the garage or a kitchen. Like LEDs and halogen incandescent bulbs, CFLs use less energy than traditional incandescent. However, CFLs use about one-third of the energy of a halogen incandescent. They can pay for themselves and save you money after about nine months in energy savings. Fluorescent bulbs do contain small amounts of mercury, so it’s important to dispose of them properly. Most retailers will recycle CFLs for free.
If you’re looking for a San Antonio electrician for energy-efficient light installation, Champion Electric has skilled and knowledgeable electricians that can help you. Contact us today to improve the lighting in your home.
Ben is a retired Combat Controller with the United States Air Force. He started Champion AC in 2007. Ben is originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is happily married and an avid fan of the San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Saints.