LED: light up your home the eco-friendly way

LED: light up your home the eco-friendly way
LED lighting stands for light emitting diode and functions by conducting electricity directly and only into light, rather than into light and heat.

Other types of lighting, such as Incandescent lighting, convert most of the electricity they receive into heat energy, which results in a shorter lifespan for the bulb and higher power bills for a meagre output of light. Halogen lighting is a slightly more energy efficient means of lighting than Incandescent lighting because they contain Halogen gas that helps to burn the filament along with electrical energy. However, Halogen lighting is only 30% more effective than Incandescent lighting and does not have nearly as long a lifespan as LED lighting. 

LED has advanced beyond the shortcomings of Incandescent and Halogen lighting and is renowned for its energy efficiency as they use roughly 85% less energy than older-fashioned Incandescent and Halogen lighting. LED lighting is also known for their durability as they have a lifespan that, depending on the particular brand, is higher than other types of lighting by thousands of hours. 

When choosing the perfect LED lights for your home, consider factors such as wattage, lumens, and the beam angle. Wattage refers to the energy saving capability of a light where lower wattages indicate a more energy-efficient product. Look for a LED light with a low wattage like 4.5 to 14 watts for an energy efficient lighting system. A lumen refers to a unit for measuring the amount of light emitted by a light source. Look for a LED light with higher lumens for a brighter more intense light.

A lumen refers to a unit for measuring the amount of light emitted by a light source. Look for a LED light with higher lumens for a brighter more intense light.

The beam angle of your LED light is a vital consideration for making sure your LED light suits the environment in which the light is fitted. Beam angle indicates how light distributes from a single light source, for example, a wide beam angle gives a softer less intense light, while a narrow beam allows for a concentrated and direct light.