When they first hit the market, LED bulbs were expensive, uncomfortably bright, and not a practical way to light one’s home. But with new smart LED lighting solutions like Lutron, LEDs are now color customizable and controllable from your smart home system. But most people are content with their incandescent and compact fluorescent bulbs. Why switch?
If you’re wondering what’s preferable about LED lights, continue reading to see how they’ll enhance your Pompano Beach, FL home below. You’ll never go back to old light bulbs!
More Energy Efficient
Compared to other types of light bulbs, LEDs are up to 90% more efficient, with an average lifespan of 60,000 hours (compared to the typical 1,500 hours of incandescent bulbs). LEDs can usually last ten times longer than small fluorescent bulbs and 133 times longer than incandescent. LEDs require less power, which is excellent for the planet and your energy bills.
Don’t Attract Bugs
A lesser-known fact about LEDs is that most models are not attractive to insects. Bugs are drawn to ultraviolet light, and many versions of LEDs don’t emit this type of light. Some do, however, so double check before purchasing your bulbs. Then you can say goodbye to pesky moths hovering around your patio and entryway lights!
If you use compact fluorescent bulbs, you’re probably familiar with the slow build-up every time you turn on a light. “Why is it so dim in here?” you wonder, and eventually, the lamp brightens to full capacity. This is not the case with LEDs, which reach full brightness instantly. Frequent cycling (the progression from dim to bright) also lessens the lifespan of fluorescents, which is another reason they don’t last as long as LEDs.
Smart Lighting Control
Probably the most exciting reason we love LEDs is their compatibility with smart systems. With a lighting system like Lutron, you can control your lights in any way imaginable, right from your smartphone or tablet. Group lights together into rooms on the app and slide the brightness of each light to whatever looks best to you. Then, adjust the color temperature to what suits the mood or time of day.
Enjoy cozy, warm lighting in the evenings and cool bright light in the mornings. Hosting a party? Set your LEDs to fun rainbow colors. You can create schedules and custom scenes to revisit time after time. Lutron is compatible with LED bulbs by many manufacturers, like EcoSmart, Seagull, Philips, Halo, and Cree.
Are you ready to bring a smart LED system to your house? Contact First Priority Audio here!