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Between the rapid advancements in technology and the drive to reduce our negative impact on the environment, the way we light our homes and businesses has evolved over the years. For example, LED lights can reduce energy bills, and help prevent fires.

Here’s everything you need to know regarding LED lights.

What are LED Lights and Why Should You Upgrade to Them?

LEDs, which stands for Light Emitting Diodes, produce more light using less power than other, outdated forms of light. When installed properly, they also produce less heat that standard light bulbs, which can reduce fire risks when used around heat sensitive flammable materials.

  • LEDs are Measuredby Lumens, Not Watts

When considering LED lights, you must keep in mind that their brightness is not only determined by how many watts they use. They are designed to use less energy than the older types, yet they can produce much brighter results. As such, manufactures now measure their brightness using Lumens; the higher the Lumens, the brighter the light will be.

  • Choosing the Right Color LEDs for Your Home

LED’s are also measured by where they sit on the Kelvin Scale. This determines the color produced when in use. LED lights are available from the warm yellow of incandescent lights to daylight and everything in between.

The ability to customize the brightness in your home at any given time can make an enormous difference in the overall comfort of the space. This is particularly true for those who have light sensitivity problems, but cannot stand trying to move around in a dark space. However, not all LEDs are dimmable and those that are may not work with older dimmer switches.

  • Get Advice from Trusted Professionals

Switching your home to LEDs can save you a lot of money off your power bills while allowing you to better customize the look and feel of your space. However, not all LEDs are high quality and if you are in an older home, they may not be compatible with outdated fixtures. Before you buy LED lights, you should talk with a trusted professional to ensure the best results.

Ring Electric

To learn more, or to request a consultation in the Ottawa or surrounding areas, please contact the experts at Ring Electric today!