Oshawa Homeowners Know All About High Ontario Electricity Costs!
LED lighting has become a pretty hot trend in recent years with Oshawa homeowners. Today we will review the many benefits such as; longer lasting bulbs, available in multiple colours, they conduct light instantly, they are safer for the environment and function very well in colder temperatures. A big bonus is of course that LED lighting will reduce electricity costs substantially.
LED Lighting Stats
First lets review some statistics on LED bulbs, previously we stated that they are longer lasting then conventional bulbs; but how much really? LED bulbs consume up to 90% less power than incandescent bulbs. They are estimated to last up to 60,000 hours in comparison to an incandescent bulb that will only last 1,500. That’s 40 times the light and the added bonus here is you won’t have to climb the furniture to replace the bulbs as often!
Coloured lighting is not new, we have coloured incandescent bulbs and coloured film to project colours but lets just say they were a little less then impressive and efficient. Because LED’s have rapid cycling technology they are commonly used to make impressive flash-lighting displays for commercial and outdoor signage.
Reduce Electricity Costs – Lighting Efficiency Rules
LED’s conduct light instantly, as a child of the 80’s I can attest to this! I remember flicking on the lights after hearing a scary sound in the house at night and waiting for the full light to turn on. On a more serious note; you also don’t have to worry about switching lights on and off when you leave a room anymore. Incandescent, Halogen and even CFL’s have efficiency rules; Incandescent and Halogen bulbs should be turned off when you leave a room and CFL’s should only be turned off if you will be out of the room for longer then 15 minutes. An LED bulb’s efficiency is not affected by switching it on/off.
I challenge Oshawa homeowners to try buying Christmas lights and Christmas decorations that are not LED. Most manufacturers have already switched over to LED’s because of marked improvements to fire safety. LED bulbs do not emit heat like Incandescent bulbs which will exude up to 90% of the energy they absorb via heat, making the bulbs hot to the touch and increasing fire risks.
Let’s face it, we live in Canada and we need to think about cold weather functionality. LED bulbs actually improve efficiency by about 5% in the cold. But in what other useful applications can this technology be applied? Refrigerators, freezers, parking lot and building perimeter lights to name a few.
LED bulbs are made of non toxic materials whereas fluorescent bulbs use mercury which can potentially pose a risk to the environment. They also produce less waste since they are not replaced as often.
Take advantage of Government Programs to Reduce Electricity Costs with LED Lighting
Changing your light bulbs seems like a very small thing, especially when we all know that the environment is in a critical state. But if every household did this small change, it would have a massive impact. Government programs have been implemented to help offset some of the start-up costs of switching over to LED lighting. Coupons for bulbs are readily available online from multiple sources. You should also check out www.greenon.ca to see what incentives are available in your area for maximum savings.
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