5 Benefits of Energy Efficient Lighting
Here are the top five reasons to choose energy efficient lighting over more traditional forms.
They are Efficient
Whether you utilize a CFL or LED bulb in your modern lighting fixture, you could potentially reduce the overall cost of your monthly electric bill by about 90 percent. Energy efficient bulbs last a lot longer than traditional incandescent bulbs, with a usage of approximately 100,000 hours.
They are Versatile
Whether you have a modern chandelier in your dining room that is controlled by a dimmer switch, or a 3-way floor lamp in your family room, both LED and CFL lighting options are beginning to offer bulbs that will work with either style of light. Currently dimmable and 3-way bulbs are available primarily in a CFL, but expect dimmable and 3-way LEDs to be available for purchase soon.
They are Durable
Incandescent bulbs and even the more energy efficient CFL models both use a glass style enclosure that is more susceptible to breaking than the enclosure on LEDs. Since a LED is free of the toxic gases that can be found in CFL models, as well as the glass and filaments that can be found in traditional bulbs, LEDs can withstand the bumping and jarring that occurs in some lighting enclosures, making them a worthwhile option for a variety of installations.
They Offer Long Term Savings
While you may be scared off by the initial cost of energy efficient lighting options, an LED or CFL bulb is designed to utilize less energy throughout the life of the bulb, and these bulbs last much longer than a traditional light bulb. So a higher cost now can end up saving you much more in the long run.
Decreased greenhouse emissions
One of the main advantages of energy efficient lighting that most buyers never think of is their ability to help cut down on the greenhouse gasses that they create. When you replace your incandescent bulbs with energy efficient options you can reduce your overall CO2 emissions by about half a ton.
Contemporary Fixture Design
Finally, LED lighting fixtures have a very modern look and add a new, exciting design element to your home lighting. For example The Coral Ball LED Lamp and Suspension Lights, designed by QisDesign, imitate how natural coral reflects light through the sea. QisDesign uses a special light diffusion technique that assures light is emitted from the LEDs evenly and distributed to the edges of each diffuser. These lamps are mesmerizing and will surely capture attention in any room. One of the best places to buy contemporary light fixtures is Interior-Deluxe.com
These are just a few of the many benefits of energy efficient lighting. With a decrease in greenhouse gasses and energy usage, these lighting options can help you save money and create a cleaner, healthier environment for generations to come.
About The Author: Ingo Schaer is the President and CEO of Interior-Deluxe.com He has been in the lighting business for more than 20 years and has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. He regularly blogs on a variety of Modern lighting and Interior Design topics, often focusing on practical solutions. You can find him on Google+.