Residential lighting and the benefits of LED bulbs
Residential lighting also offers the choices of LED bulbs. The one drawback LED bulbs have in residential lighting is one that manufacturers are already finding ways to fix — their color rendering index (CRI), which affects their ability to show the colors of the things they shine on.The same technology that lets them shed a lot of visible light with only a little waste heat also makes them shine in a narrow spectrum of light. The good news is that the color rendering index of LED bulbs can be improved by either including LED elements of different colors in one bulb or adding a phosphor to the bulb so as to broaden the color spectrum.Using LED bulbs of different color temperatures in the same room will also help improve their CRI. Ask your residential lighting contractor for more tips on how to do this.
Electricians recommend LED bulbs
The only place where good color rendering really matters are in the bathroom and the kitchen. Elsewhere in the house, there is no reason not to replace your incandescent or CFL bulbs with whatever color of LED bulb suits the room best. One reason you might be reluctant to try them is that you made the switch to CFL bulbs, have a hard time finding those bulbs that you like the color of, do not know how to dispose of them, and are now worried that if you switch to LED,something even better will come along next year,leaving you with a house full of with a lot of expensive bulbs that will not wear out for six or seven more years. This is not something you need to worry about.LED bulbs themselves cost three to five dollars each, and the energy to power them costs thirty to fifty dollars over twenty years. This is already a better deal than anything residential lighting experts expect to come along in the next few decades.
LED bulbs use anywhere from a sixth to less than an eighth as much electricity as incandescent bulbs that give off the same amount of light. They have been around since the 1960s, but it was not until very recently that they could be made usable for residential lighting. It is true that they cost up to ten times as much, but they last more than ten times as long, so that is already a saving even without their energy efficiency.
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