LED Lighting Tips and Advice
LED light bulbs are the most energy efficient and eco-friendly lighting solution for the home. If you have never used LED lights but are keen to give them a try, the following LED lighting tips will help you to select the correct LED light bulbs for your home.
If you have chosen to switch to LED lighting for your home, then you will certainly not regret it. However, before you go on a spending spree for your new LED lights, you should know a thing or two about the lights themselves. You have to know which types of LED lights will be perfect for your home and which areas of your living space will benefit from this type of lighting the most.
Here are a few LED Hut top tips that will help you to choose the right LED light bulbs for your home, so that you can enjoy the full benefits of energy-efficient, eco-friendly LED lighting.
1. LED lights are much more expensive than incandescent light bulbs and CFLs, but their benefits lie in helping you save money in electricity bills and maintenance costs in the long run. So, you don’t have to use LED lights for every single light fixture in your home in one go. Think about which areas need lighting the most and start switching to LED light bulbs from there.
2. LED lights require very little maintenance and don’t have to be replaced for about 10 years. So, if you have bulbs that are difficult to change because the light fixtures are hard to reach, then you might want to change these bulbs to LED lights right away.
3. When you are buying LED light bulbs you should always remember to use warmer lighting for the indoors and whiter lighting for the outdoors. For interior light choose bulbs with a temperature of 2500 to 4000K and for the outdoors go for bulbs with a temperature of 5000 to 7000K.
4. LED lights are great when used for task lighting because they produce unidirectional light. You can fit LED strip lights quickly and easily under kitchen counters to illuminate the area perfectly when you cut and prepare food.
5. LED lights are perfect for use in decorative lighting around the home. They are available in a range of colours and can be used to illuminate shelves with different lighting effects. Since LED lights don’t produce any UV radiation, they can also be used as spotlights for UV sensitive works of art.
6. If you have children in the house, you should use LED lighting for their rooms. LED lights don’t contain any harmful chemicals like mercury that is present in many fluorescent lights and do not produce intense heat like many halogen bulbs. Hence, they pose no hazards even if they are within your child’s reach.
7. LED lights are great for use in directional lighting so they are ideal for use in track lighting and spot lighting. If you want to disperse the light, then you can install LED globe lights.
8. LED lighting is cool lighting, which means that it doesn’t produce as much heat as traditional incandescent bulbs. So an ideal location for LED lights is in rooms that have a tendency to become overheated. LED lights will help to keep all your rooms cool.
These tips mentioned above will help you to smoothly transition your home to be illuminated with LED lighting. Your rooms will be cooler, brighter and your home will become a beautifully lit, perfect eco-friendly environment.