LED lights have become the new standard for home light fittings. They're versatile in terms of design, they're energy efficient, eco-friendly, and most importantly, saves you a ton of money compared to the traditional incandescent bulbs commonly found in chandeliers and light fittings.
If you own a chandelier that was purchased at least a couple of years ago, then you may be dealing with incandescent bulbs. LED bulbs used to be expensive since they brought in a whole host of benefits that far outweighed traditional bulbs. Recently, however, LED bulbs have become inexpensive and available in limitless shapes and sizes. Today, they are being used from cellphones to keyboards to artwork, and of course in the use of LED chandeliers.
So why switch to LED bulbs? Here are 3 major reasons why:
A 40W incandescent light lasts 4 to 5 months when used for 12 hours a day, but a 6W LED bulb that provides the same amount of brightness can last up to five years, giving you an incredible amount of savings in return.
The typical life span of incandescent bulbs is 1,500 hours while a LED bulb can give you from 25,000 to 50,000 hours. Basically, LED bulbs last 25 times longer than incandescent ones.
Because of this, an LED chandelier will require very little maintenance and very few replacements, which is highly ideal if you have a delicate glass or crystal chandelier.
LED lights require very little energy, which will reduce your household's electricity consumption. It can even help to prevent the construction of new power plants as homes won't need as much energy as when incandescent lights are being used.
An average LED bulb can even last for 11 years, reducing your household's waste as well as lowering your carbon footprint.
LED bulbs are cool to the touch but for obvious safety reasons, it is best that you don't touch the bulbs when they are turned on. They emit very little heat because they require less energy, and can eliminate the risk of a room getting too warm.
LED does not emit UV or IR radiation, which prevents furniture fabric from fading, while also being healthier on your skin.
LED bulbs have a directional nature, which means they're great for task lighting as they emit a focused beam. You can use one over a kitchen counter, over a dining table, or above a hallway. The light they emit tend to be bright so it's best you choose a bulb in a muted colour rather than a white or yellow one if you place the chandelier on the ceiling of your bedroom or living room.
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Chandelier designers today prefer to use LED because of the boundless opportunities for design details. There are many different colours of LED, as well as many different shapes and sizes. An LED chandelier can have tiny sockets for bulbs or even bigger ones if you're looking for a piece to hang over a grand ballroom or veranda.
If you currently have a chandelier that makes use of incandescent bulbs, you can replace them with LED bulbs as they come in all shapes and sizes so you won't have a problem looking for the perfect match or fit. They can also be dimmable, which makes for the perfect opportunity to provide ambient lighting to any space.
A LED chandelier is more than just an energy efficient and eco-friendly option, LED bulbs have become the standard for households and it's about time you make the switch for a more modern and energy-saving chandelier.