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Four Advantages Of Energy Efficient Lighting

Energy efficient lightbulbs are an alternative type of lightbulb that are designed to use less energy than traditional incandescent lightbulbs. There are a wide variety of different types of energy efficient light installations available on the market, such as LED and CFL bulbs, but each type, despite minor differences, provides the same major benefits to your household. Understanding the benefits associated with energy efficient lighting installations can help you figure out whether or not installing such lights in your home is the right choice for your needs.

Longer Lifespan

One of the largest benefits associated with energy efficient lightbulbs is the fact that they have longer lifespans than traditional bulbs do. This is because they produce less heat, are made out of more durable materials, and create light through more efficient mechanisms, all of which translates into a longer lasting bulb. This means that you will save both money on replacement bulbs and time on maintenance throughout your home if you switch to energy efficient models.

Reduces Heat

Another benefit of energy efficient lightbulbs is the fact that they reduce much less heat than incandescent light bulbs do (since incandescent lightbulbs create light through heat passing through a metal filament). While this won't apply to every household, installing LEDs or other types of energy efficient bulbs that produce little to no heat in warm climates or in rooms that typically see higher temperatures, like the kitchen or bathroom, can help improve comfort levels within your home.

Energy Savings

Another major benefit associated with energy efficient bulbs is the fact that, like their name would suggest, they use energy much more efficiently than traditional incandescent bulbs, which translates into reduced energy consumption for your entire home. This can cut down on your monthly energy bills, and the more lightbulbs that you replace with energy efficient models, the larger your savings will be. This is also beneficial as the reduced energy costs of operating energy efficient bulbs can help pay for the initial cost of purchasing and installing them.

Environmentally Friendly

Finally, in a similar vein to the above point, energy efficient light bulbs can help reduce the environmental impact of your home by using less energy overall. This is also coupled by the fact that you will use less physical materials over time to light your home, since you will have to replace your lightbulbs at a far slower rate, further contributing to a green lifestyle.  

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