LED lighting is quickly becoming the must-have lights when it comes to energy efficiency. Here are some quick things to know about LED bulbs:
- Incandescents are dead. Inefficient lighting such as the T12 are being phased out and are no longer being produced or manufactured in the U.S. There are other substitutes for incandescent, but LEDs will take you straight into the future of lighting.
- Long live LEDs. On average, LED lightbulbs are rated to last 25,000 hours, and use about 80 percent less energy than incandescent. Plus they are maintenance-free up to five years.
- They’re not cheap. LED lighting is an investment but rebates and tax credits are available to subsidize the cost of energy efficient retrofit projects.
- What you’ll like. LED bulbs can cast a bright white light and enhances visibility. They do not emit ultraviolet radiation and produce very little heat.
- Research your investment. You can learn more about LED lights by visiting a variety of websites. But you can get specific information about your building and how much you can save by finding the right energy efficient partner.
- Start slowly. Retrofitting a building’s lighting system, including bulbs and ballasts, can become complicated and requires technical expertise. Worldwide Energy provides a turn-key package, so we take care of everything including filing for rebates.