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Feb 18

6 Benefits To Energy Efficient Lighting

In one single day, Australians go through enough electricity to provide power to over eight million television sets.  Australian citizens have some of the absolute highest energy rates in the entire world.  Furthermore, more than 75% of the electricity comes from coal which is certainly not conducive to the environment.


While electric meters continue to spin out of control, solutions are in sight.  Proactive measures can be taken to make a difference.  LED (Light Emitting Diode) lighting is an energy-saving option to traditional incandescent bulbs. This type of lighting allows brighter light to stem from less power.  A residential electrician is able to install and repair energy efficient lighting to homes, while a commercial electrician tends to industrial LED installation and electrical repairs.


Here are 6 benefits to switching to energy efficient lighting:


  1. Less Power Usage

LED lights are ultra-efficient.  They use a whopping 75% less energy than regular light bulbs do and half as much as florescent lights.  If everyone used LED lights, the world would be a better, more energy efficient place.  While that may never happen, one person or one company switching to LED energy efficient lighting greatly reduces daily power usage.  Whether the energy efficient lighting is for a switchboard upgrade or another cause – it will save you a lot of money on your power usage over time.


  1. Environmentally Friendly

When you consider that most of Australia’s energy comes from coal, it’s easy to see how switching to energy efficient lighting would be much more beneficial to the earth and environment. LED lights are eco-friendly, not only because they use and waste less energy, but because of the toxins they don’t contain such as the mercury that incandescent lights have in them. In addition, LED lighting doesn’t emit harmful UV radiation as CFLs do.


  1. Longer Light Life

When a lightbulb lasts longer, the environment is saved and money on the purchase is saved as well.  LED products are certified by Energy Star because of their long lives and energy conservation.  In fact, energy efficient light fixtures last 10 times longer than CFL and 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs.  Long live LED!


  1. Durability

Energy efficient LED lights require less electrical repairs than other types of lighting.  They are built to last with components that are made to withstand extreme temperatures, external impacts, vibrations, and shock.  That makes them optimal to use for outside lighting, lighting in coolers and refrigeration systems, and in practically all other places lighting is required.


  1. Flexibility

Energy efficient lights are very versatile.  They are able to be used in a myriad of situations – like in all types of weather and can be used inside and outside.  They are able to be dimmed too, so they are excellent for street, garage parking, and uncovered parking lot lighting.  Large stores can use LED lights as easily as individual homeowners or renters can.  LED lights can be found in modular lighting, refrigerated case lighting, task lighting and many other types of lighting.


If you are interested in switching over to LED energy efficient lighting, contact AB Electrical & Communications today!

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