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10 Benefits of Investing in Residential and Commercial LED Lighting

Are you considering an LED retrofit in your Calgary home or office? Here are six key benefits of investing in LED lighting for your warehouse, office, and even your home, and how our Calgary electricians can make the switch as fast and cost-effective as possible.

LED is one of the most energy-efficient and rapidly developing lighting technologies today. This is because LED lighting lasts longer, is more durable, and offers much better light quality when compared to more traditional forms of lighting. 

It’s also very versatile and can be used in many different settings, and for various purposes. This includes: 

  • Kitchen countertops
  • Recessed downlights
  • Outdoor lighting and signage 
  • Industrial and commercial lighting 
  • Holiday lights

Save Energy and Lower Your Costs with Our LED Retrofits and Lighting Installation Services in Calgary 

At FML Electrical, our Calgary electricians understand that a full LED lighting switch is not always possible. The upgrade will come with installation costs and time constraints, and it can even cause a disruption in your office or home. 

That’s why we offer affordable and convenient LED lighting retrofit options, which will allow you to renovate your existing lighting fittings to make them more compatible with LED bulbs. In addition to this, we also offer a range of other services including bucket truck services, lighting maintenance, and outdoor sign repairs, to meet all your needs. 

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10 Benefits of Using LED Lighting in Your Home or Office 

In today’s world, it has become more important than ever to find energy-efficient bulbs that fit your needs. Compared to traditional options such as compact fluorescent bulbs, LED lights are proving to be a great option. 

While LED lighting used to be expensive, it is much more affordable now and comes with plenty of benefits, including: 

  1. Less energy usage: Compared to incandescent bulbs, LED lights are about 90% more efficient in light production. This means that more of the energy the bulb uses goes into producing light rather than heat, saving you money and reducing your energy consumption for the betterment of the environment.

  2. Longer bulb life: The typical lifespan of an incandescent bulb is approximately 1000 hours, while the lifespan of LED lights is 25,000 hours. This is important, especially in commercial settings, where you could be spending unnecessary money on replacing traditional light bulbs. It will also save you time, ultimately enhancing your bottom line. 

  3. LEDs are cool to the touch: About 90% of the energy of an incandescent bulb turns to heat. With CFLs, it’s approximately 80%. This means that you will waste energy and that these bulbs get unnecessarily hot. LEDs eliminate the safety issues that come with the hot bulb because they produce light without wasting energy. This means you can touch it if you need to without getting burned. 

  4. LEDs are durable: LEDs are made using very strong and solid materials. This makes them more durable than other bulb types and better suited for harsher environments and outdoor signs. 

  5. You don’t have to wait for light: Fluorescent bulbs are notorious for sometimes taking several minutes to reach their maximum brightness. This is not the case with LED bulbs. They turn on instantly and are immediately at their full brightness, making them much more appealing. 

  6. Directional lighting: Unlike most types of lights, LEDs offer directional lighting to aim the illumination where you need it, reducing wasted light. It offers more concentrated light where you require it without lighting areas that don’t really matter. 

  7. Greater light colour options: LEDs come in a range of colours, allowing you to customize them to the look of your space. This is especially important for households, where you require different lighting for your kitchen, bedroom, and dining room. 

  8. LED lights are dimmable: LED bulbs work with dimmable fixtures, giving you better control over your lighting levels. Being able to dim your lights will allow you to create different moods and atmospheres in your home. 

  9. There are no emissions: LEDs create almost no UV emissions and little infrared light, and this is important especially if you are trying to protect materials. Bulbs that create UV emissions and heat can damage your stored items.

  10.  LEDs are eco-friendly: These bulbs eliminate toxic components, such as mercury, that are found in other bulbs, protecting the environment during and after production. 

Our Electricians Can Help You Save Costs and Time While Reducing Your Carbon Footprint 

If you want to know more about the costs and benefits of an LED retrofit, and how our highly trained electricians can help you create a safe and productive workspace, contact us at 403-863-8529 or fill in our online contact form.

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