Having the right lighting is essential to making the most out of your internal or external space. Not only does lighting add great visual effect and contrast, but it adds safety too. At Future Connections, we can help you with all of your lighting design & installation needs.
Lighting Design and Installations in Raleigh
You may want a lighting design and installation expert from Future Connections Electrical for the following reasons:
- To have a more beautiful landscape
- To illuminate the inside of your home
- To Increase security inside and outside
- To upgrade old, ineffective lighting
- To add accent lighting
LED Lighting and Benefits for Your Raleigh Home
It is no surprise that light emitting diode (LED) lights are very popular. LED lighting uses the latest lighting technology and has many benefits, making prior lighting options a thing of the past. Here are a few reasons to consider LED lighting for your home:
LED Lights, without question, are more energy efficient.
These small, yet, very efficient bulbs are grouped in clusters with diffuser lenses revolutionizing the lighting industry. These LED lights only use 2-17 watts of electricity, where standard incandescent light bulbs use about 60 watts. Initially, they are more expensive to buy; however, you can expect to get your money’s worth in return as they last longer and will save you money on your monthly energy bills.
LED Lights Output Less Heat.
Many people believe that LED lights produce no heat. While this is a myth, it does hold some weight. LED lights do not produce any infrared energy, so the beam of light from the LED light source is cool in temperature. Yet, a small amount of waste heat is still produced as the electricity is converted into light. Heat sinks are used, which are found within the light fixture, which draws the heat away from the LED light.
LED Lights are longer lasting.
LED bulbs are known to last up to 10 times longer than the compact fluorescents and even longer for incandescent lights. LED lights, however, do not last forever and do fade over time, as do all things in life. The drive current and the heat generated within the LED light leads to lumen depreciation. Most LED lights are considered to be at the end of their useful life when the light output falls under 70%. You can expect to have at least 50,000 hours of use out of your LED lights.
LED Lights are More Durable.
LED lights are sturdier than glass and filament-based light bulbs. They use a semiconductor material, instead of a filament or neon gas which is fragile. They can withstand shock, vibration, and even extreme temperatures.