If you’ve recently had to replace a light bulb, you’ve already discovered that the standard incandescent bulbs that you’ve been using your whole life are rapidly disappearing from the shelves. The higher wattage bulbs have already been phased out, and the lower wattage bulbs will be the next to go. This leaves consumers with the option of choosing Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) Bulbs or Light-Emitting Diode (LED) lights.

For the past four decades, Gary Houston Electric has been the electrical and lighting contractor that Arkansans have consistently turned to for their home and business lighting solutions. Our team of experts are always a phone call or mouse click away if you ever have any specific questions, and our commitment to providing legendary customer service is second to none. Here are a few of the key advantages to making the switch to LED lighting for your home or business:

Lower Energy Costs-We’re grown accustomed to using wattage to classify light bulbs, but wattage is a measure of the amount of power used, and not light emitted. A 10-12 watt LED bulb generates approximately 800 lumens of light, which is equivalent to a 60 watt incandescent bulb.

Bulbs that last for five or more years-Even though the prices are continuing to drop, LED bulbs are still significantly more expensive. Fortunately, the additional expense will eventually pay for itself in terms of both energy savings and replacement costs. Most LED bulbs have a life expectancy of five years or longer, and use up to 75% less energy.

Increased Safety-If you have ever had one of your children or pets knock over a lamp, you’ve learned that a bare light bulb can cause severe damage a table or carpet, and potentially even cause a fire. But with LED lighting, there are no hot filaments to deal with, and they emit very little heat.

If you have any questions about making the upgrade to LED lighting for your home or business, contact us online or give us a call at (501) 375-8330.