Energy efficiency is often the number one concern for many homeowners. Therefore, many homeowners are looking for different home improvement projects that can help save them more money. One consideration is lighting. There are two major types of lighting you will want to use to improve your home’s efficiency. One is LED lighting and the other is CFL lighting. Burley Electrical Services is here to share how you can improve your home’s light efficiency with these two options.
LED lighting has many lighting tone versions to help bring the right shade or tone of lighting to your home and its individual rooms. Even though LED lighting is expensive to switch to, LED light bulbs are very durable and can last decades before they need to be replaced. Additionally, homes that have switched to LED lighting have saved around $300 per year. Since LED light bulbs come in various tones they work great in different types of light fixtures. Below are some great examples on how LED lights can be used for different types of light fixtures in your home.
How to Use LED Lights in the Home
One way you can use LED lights is for small accents in kitchens, work spaces or even decorative lighting fixtures. LED light bulbs don’t accumulate as much heat as regular lighting, which also adds to their uses. For those areas you want extra light but not the heat, LED lights are perfect. LED lights are also used for decorative or display lighting. Because LED comes in different sizes, they can be used in almost, if not every light fixture we own at the same time, save us money.
CFL Light Bulbs & Lighting
A close competitor to the LED light bulb is the CFL light bulb. They are low maintenance and they don’t require frequent replacement. They too are energy efficient. Many people don’t like the CFL bulb because of its spiral shape and the fact that some are made with mercury which requires special disposal procedures. However, they are way less expensive than the LED light bulb even though they might look hideous and require special disposal. That is why most will use CFL bulbs in encased light fixtures. However, there are some great uses for CFL light bulbs. Here are some great examples for CFL bulbs.
How to Use CFL Bulbs in Enclosed Fixtures
One great feature of CFL lighting is the soft yellow light which brings a warm tone to a room without wasting energy. The recommended bulb is the 2700K CFL light bulb. If you know you’d rather use a CFL bulb, replace or buy fixtures that are designed for the CFL bulb. They help create enough room to house the bulbs as well as the adapter. Some of the best fixtures in which to use CFL bulbs are those with etched glass shades. They look great while hiding the oddly shaped spiral bulb. The glass or fabric diffusers combine with the warm tone of the bulb give it a great look and helps enhance your home’s current design whether it is a traditional or modern home.
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Burley Electrical Services provides many services including lighting and fixture installation. If you’re looking for ways to save more money, consider switching to more energy efficient lighting. Contact Burley Electrical Services today!