Why LEDs Are A Great Investment When Building Your New Home.
Guest Post by Hubert Dwight
One of the most important elements when building your dream home is lighting design.
There are several enchanting lighting options that you can opt for, however the wrong choice of lighting may lead to extortionate maintenance costs over the long-term for the homeowner.
One way around this is to install energy efficient light bulbs that will reduce the energy consumption for the homeowner.
LEDified, who specialise in residential and commercial LED lights explain the benefits of installing these types of energy efficient lightbulbs.
Why should you consider installing LEDs?
LED light bulbs use up to 80% less energy than traditional incandescent light bulbs and can produce the same amount of light.
They can also be used intelligently with dimmers, sensors and software that will adjust the light to external conditions and space.
For people that are building new homes, the initial supply cost of LED lights will be higher than incandescent solutions, however the long-term savings can easily outweigh the initial installation costs.
Saving the home owner money.
According to discussions on Whirlpool Forums, the average annual energy bill costs the Australian household $1000-2000 a year. (The figure varies depending on the household’s size and electricity consumption requirements.)
The initial cost of LED based systems will be offset by lower costs and maintenance of the lighting system over the long-term.
According to LEDified’s savings calculator, the maintenance cost can save home owners hundreds or even thousands of dollars per year.
LED lights have a longer lifespan.
One of the great things about LED lights is that they don’t need to be replaced as often as often as incandescent bulbs.
The lifetime of an LED lightbulb can be up to 60,000 hours compared to 1500hours of incandescent bulbs.
- 50,000h used for 24h a day will give a 6-year lifespan.
- 50,000h used for 8 hours a day will provide a lifespan of 17 years.
More information on LED lighting solutions can be seen in the video below.
They can be installed for creative lighting designs.
Because LEDs are small and directional, they can be used in several ways for the home’s lighting design.
For example, they can be used to illuminate flooring and cabinets and individual paintings.
Down lights can be installed to completely illuminate a room.
They will help reduce the home’s impact on the environment.
We are living in an era where people are aware about eco-friendliness and sustainability.
People are willing to invest in eco-friendly solutions for their home.
Builders and developers can make this process easier by providing an ‘off-the-shelf’ sustainable homes with LED lighting solutions.
This can be pitched as a USP for the property and may even earn a premium price for the property developer.
They improve the safety of the household.
Incandescent bulbs generate a lot of heat in order to emit light.
This results in fire risks and burns to people that touch the bulbs.
LED lights don’t produce heat in the form of infrared radiation.
This allows LED fixtures to be positioned in most locations around the home, including positioning near food and textiles.
LED lights are a great investment option for homeowners.
Builders and developers can do future homeowners a favour by installing LED lights into properties.
Not only will they benefit from reduced electricity bills over the long-term, but builders and developers will be playing their part in selling sustainable homes that will help reduce the carbon footprint on the environment.
Take action today and start taking advantage of the benefits that LEDs have to offer.