You might think of energy-efficient lightbulbs as those too-white, almost blinding LEDs that were first released as the energy-efficient lightbulb of choice. Luckily for our eyes, the technology has greatly improved in the last few years. If your Hillsborough County, Florida, office is still using traditional incandescent light bulbs, we’ve put together some reasons why it’s time to switch and upgrade your office lights.
Energy-efficient lightbulbs, which include compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and light-emitting diodes (LEDs), can reduce your home’s energy use. Energy-efficient lightbulbs generally use between 25 and 80 percent less energy than traditional incandescent lightbulbs. Reducing your energy use isn’t only beneficial to you, it’s beneficial for the environment. Small changes by individual businesses come together to create a big impact on the world.
Energy-efficient lightbulbs do cost more money up front to purchase, but they offset that cost because they have longer lifespans and cost less money to operate. In the long run, energy-efficient lightbulbs save you money on your monthly energy bills.
Another benefit of the long lifespan of energy-efficient lightbulbs is that you don’t have to change them very often. Energy-efficient lightbulbs last 3 to 25 times longer than traditional lightbulbs. An LED lightbulb can last for 25,000 hours of use. That’s three years if you leave it on all day every day.
One of the reasons the LEDs use much less energy than traditional lightbulbs is that they emit very little heat. Incandescent lightbulbs use up to 90 percent of their energy in heat production. LEDs stay cool to the touch, no matter how long they’ve been turned on. In warm climates, this means less money spent on air conditioning.
Though up-front costs can be higher when purchasing energy-efficient lightbulbs and appliances, making your office more energy-efficient saves money in the long run. If you notice any electrical problems or need help while completing your upgrades, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with Luminous Electric at (800) 956-8532.