With the ever increasing expense of just keeping a household running, we know that many families are on the look out for ways to save money. Did you know that your home lighting can account for up to 30% of your power bill? Making smart choices with what type of lighting you use can make a noticeable impact on your energy costs. At Electric Express, we often recommend LED downlight installation as a way to minimise electricity use and keep those bills down.
LED lights are hands down the most efficient use of energy for your home, which is good news not only for your wallet, but also for your carbon footprint. They have been around for decades – illuminating our traffic lights and televisions – but in recent years, the technology has advanced a lot. LED downlight installation is now a much more affordable and effective option for residential homes.
While they may seem more expensive initially, the money you save on electricity and on bulb replacement will quickly make the upfront cost worthwhile. In fact, it’s now estimated that within 15 months of having LED lights installed, you’ll already be seeing the financial benefit.
LED downlight installation for cheaper power bills
LED bulbs are the most energy efficient lighting option available. This is because the amount of power they take to generate light is so much smaller than other forms of lighting. For example, LED bulbs use less than 25% of the power of incandescent light bulbs. Because they are so energy friendly, having LED downlights installed can reduce the electricity you use to light your home by 80%. Great news for both your wallet, and your environmental conscience! That means that if you had a $300 power bill, and $100 of that was caused by your home lighting, you could reduce that by $80 with LED lighting. Interested? Check out our handy LED calculator to see how much you could save.
On top of their energy efficiency, LEDs also have a very long lifespan. Gone are the days of replacing bulbs every other month, or straining to reach those high ceilings! Once you’ve had LED downlights installed, the bulbs will last approximately 50,000 hours – that’s nearly 20 years – which is an impressive five times longer than your average halogen downlight. How much difference would that actually make to your wallet? Well, working with current prices, by replacing 20 incandescent bulbs with LED downlights you would save more than $3,000 over the bulbs’ 20-year lifespan.
Keep Your House Cooler In The Hot Months
During the hot summer months, keeping our houses cool becomes top priority. Many of our customers are shocked to learn that only a measly 5% of the energy used by traditional light bulbs is converted into light. Where does the 95% of the energy go? It becomes heat. And over the course of an evening, the heat produced by incandescent light bulbs can raise the temperature in a room by up to 6 degrees celsius. That’s the last thing any of us need on warm summer nights! LED lights, on the other hand, generate very little heat. With their ‘cool touch’ design, having LED downlights installed in your home can make it easier to keep your house cool. Not only will your family be more comfortable, but you may not need to blast that airconditioner quite as much which will help keep those power bills down.
Our friendly team of Sydney electricians are lighting experts, and would be happy to chat with you about having LED downlights installed in your home We know that with the energy efficiency, long lifespan, and cooling benefits they offer, you’ll never be sorry you made the change!