Some decisions to change are easier than others. Switching from energy-sucking incandescent lighting to high efficiency LED lighting for your home is one of those decisions. Here are a few things to consider before making the decision to switch to LED lights.
Switching to LED Saves Money and Energy
First, lets take a look at what LED lighting actually is and how it differs from the traditional incandescent light bulb. LED stands for “light emitting diode.” It is created by a semiconductor device that produces visible light when electric current passes through it. LED lights convert 60-80% of their electricity to light, making them far more efficient that incandescent bulbs, which only convert 5 to 10% of the energy they use to produce light. The rest of the electricity is wasted as heat into your home. In contrast, LED lights convert 60-80% of their electricity to light. Simply put, by using LED, you spend less and you waste less.
LED Lights Last Longer
Second, LED light bulbs have a longer lifespan, as much 20,000 to 50,000 hours or 5 times longer then typical incandescent light bulbs according to many consumer reports. This means they could last 20 to 30 years with typical household usage of 3 hours a day. Because the average incandescent bulb lasts just under a year, you will save the cost of 25 or more incandescent bulbs over the life of an LED bulb.
Here are a few additional benefits of using LED lights.
- The cost of LED light bulbs is dropping steadily as more and more people use them and technology improves.
- LED lighting is considerably cooler than incandescent lighting, reducing the use of air conditioning.
- LED bulbs come on instantly, unlike the slow flicker of CFL or constant fluorescent bulbs.
- LED bulbs are available in a broad range of colors.
Converting to LED Is Easy
Saving electricity and money with LED lights has never been easier. In the last several years, competition and technology have brought about many advances that have improved the color and cost of this efficient light source, making it an affordable investment for homeowners. And now, Palm Harbor has a whole house LED light package that can be optioned into your new home.
Here is a convenient chart to show you how much you can expect to save if you include the whole house LED light package on your new Palm Harbor home.
When you are ready to purchase a new energy efficient home with LED lights to put on land or in a community, look through our floor plans or or find a model center near you for more information!
For more information, call 1-888-466-3718 to talk to a manufactured home expert at Palm Harbor Homes.
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