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The Five Top Reasons to Upgrade to LED Light Fixtures

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The Five Top Reasons to Upgrade to LED Light Fixtures

We’re big fans of smarter lighting solutions at GHT Group. With some new technologies, there are advantages and disadvantages. When it comes to lighting, LED has clear and measurable benefits that are hard to ignore with no downside. While LED lighting and fixtures were once an expensive proposition, economies of scale and a major shift to this technology have now made them an easy decision for any home.

Should you upgrade to LED lights in your Alpharetta, GA home? You might guess our answer is an emphatic yes, and we’ll give you five reasons why below. Keep reading!

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1. Longevity

LED bulbs and fixtures last far longer than either incandescent or CFL (compact fluorescent) units. Depending on the light, they can last from 35,000 to 100,000 hours. That means your lights can last for as much as 20 years, depending on usage. If you want to put lights in a 40-foot high great room ceiling that you never have to think about replacing, LED is what you need.

2. Energy Efficiency

You know that an incandescent bulb gets hot when on for anything much longer than a few minutes. Incandescent technology loses 80% of its energy as heat, making them not particularly efficient. LED fixtures are 80% to 90% efficient, meaning they turn most of their energy use into light. And in the process, they use far less electricity to generate that light! For example, a 75-watt equivalent LED light might use about 10 watts of actual power to produce that light.

3. Good for the Environment

CFL lights are relatively energy-efficient and long-lasting too. However, they contain mercury and must be disposed of properly. LED lights, in contrast, are 100% recyclable. Not that you'll need to dispose of them often, as they will last you longer than you might occupy your house. Incandescent bulbs can't compare, they are replaced frequently and create far more landfill waste.

4. Minimal UV Emissions

You may not think about this one, but indoor lights can emit UV rays that can be harmful to humans and can also fade household items like photos and furniture. Incandescent technology emits little amounts of UV rays, but popular CFL lights have higher UV emissions. Museums are increasingly using LED lighting as they have virtually no UV emissions, protecting valuable and fragile displays. It’s just another reason LED lights are superior. 

5. Instant On

Nothing is more annoying than a light that takes time to illuminate fully. CFL lamps are notorious that way, taking minutes to get to full intensity. Halogen lamps also take some time to get up to speed. LED technology suffers none of this lag.

There are many other advantages of LED fixtures, including one of the best features of all, tunable white light and color. But the message here is – if you’re considering new or upgraded lighting for your home, go LED. To learn more, contact us here or click the chatbox below to connect with one of our lighting experts. We look forward to working with you!

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