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Why All of Your Light Bulbs Should be LED

LED light bulbs are better in every way compared to incandescent or CFL light bulbs. Incandescent light bulbs make light by heating a filament so hot that it radiates light. These are the trusted bulbs that Thomas Edison invented in 1879. They produce nice light but they are energy hogs and create lots of heat which is something we don't need more of in southern Nevada.

CFLs (compact fluorescent lightbulbs) CFLs are the spiral shaped bulbs that were supposed to be better than the old incandescent light bulbs. Although they were more expensive than an incandescent bulb, a CFL could last up to 10 times as long and use 25% or ¼ of the electricity of an incandescent bulb. The problem is these bulbs did not come on with full brightness, had poor color temperature and contained mercury which is a toxic heavy metal.. LED light bulbs initially had issues with color temperature and were expensive. The current state of LED technology however is so good you should use them in every situation other than excessively hot environments (greater than 130 degrees F.) LED lights use only 17% or ⅙ of the electricity of an incandescent bulb for the same amount of light. LED lights are also easily dimmable, can come in any color temperature you want and last up to 50 times longer than incandescent. They also work well with home automation and can have controls integrated within the bulb if you are interested in smart home technology. If you have not already replaced your existing lighting with LED bulbs you should take an inventory of the bulbs in your home that are not LED and find the suitable replacement. LED lighting also provides a safety benefit for older adults because they require less maintenance that requires a ladder. When you come across CFL bulbs for replacement you should recycle them. You can take them to your local Home Depot and they will take them for free. Or, you could call Household Hub. We can inventory your lighting, replace the bulbs that are not LED and recycle your CFLs for you. Go here or call today for a free quote.

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