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18 Jan

LEDs are all the rage these days.

Replacing old energy draining lights with an LED alternative should be a no brainer. They not just save money in bills and tend to last longer but are also environment friendly.

But when you are ready to make the switch, there are a few things that should be on top of your mind as you replace your old halogen or incandescent bulbs by going for new LED lights installation in Ballarat.

Not all LEDs are the same

As LEDs quickly gain popularity, a lot of variations have started to pop up in the market. However, it’s important to note that not all LED lights are the same. As price varies, so does their performance in terms of energy efficiency as well as characteristics such as colour. Quality LEDs might be expensive to buy but are cheaper in the long run since they not only last longer but also consume less energy.

What to look for when buying LEDs

As already mentioned, LEDs come in many variations so make sure you know what you are buying meets your exact needs.

Here are a few things to look for when planning an LED installation in Ballarat

  • Compatibility in terms of size, shape and voltage
  • Light output in lumens
  • Safety rating showing regulatory compliance mark
  • Certification mentioning how long the LED bulb will last
  • Product Guarantee
  • Colour rendering

 

Where should you start with an LED upgrade?

If your New Year resolution involves upgrading your home’s old lights with new LED ones, don’t go after every single light at the same time. Rather, target the best payback, starting with areas that are lit up most of the day and contribute the most to your energy bills.

Keep the 80/20 rules in mind. What’s that when applied to lighting? 20% of your home’s lights contribute 80% to your energy bills. According to one survey, kitchen, living room and bathroom lights are the biggest energy vampires so if you replace lights in those areas, you have already tackled 80% of the problem.

LEDs and solar panels – a match made in heaven

If you already have a solar powered home, making a switch to LED lights makes a lot of sense since you don’t want your precious stored solar electricity powering those energy draining halogens or incandescent lights. Rather, use LED lights to consume as little solar energy as possible during times when the panels are not producing power.

Wrapping up

LED light installation is the way to go, especially when you want to save on your energy bills in this scorching heat. Besides the obvious benefits, you also tend to save on your cooling bills since unlike halogens, your new LED lights won’t be emitting any heat increasing the room temperature.

It’s time to embrace LEDs with open arms.

We can help you with an LED upgrade to replace your existing outdated lighting. Get in touch with us today for a quote.

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