If it was possible to have the same amount of light in your home, but pay less for it, would you switch to energy efficient lighting?
Of course you would!
As technology develops, we are discovering new ways to make our electronics more efficient, and light bulbs are no exception.
Today’s bulbs work in very different ways from traditional lights, and the results are amazing!
What is energy efficient lighting?
Energy efficient lighting is one of the simplest ways to save on your electricity bill.
Having been developed rapidly over the past few years, it has been a core focus of governments globally and has been supported enthusiastically by the Australian Government.
Energy efficient lighting provides huge energy savings by simply using developments in lighting technology, which use less energy for greater light output.
By simply replacing your home’s five most frequently used lights with models that have earned the ENERGY STAR, you can save 75% on your lighting costs.
By replacing all lights in your home, that figure rises to a whopping 90%!
What are your options to make your home more energy efficient?
There are 3 main choices when it comes to making the switch to energy efficient lighting.
Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) are a small, technologically advanced device that generate light by passing a current through layers of a semi-conducting material housed in a chip.
LEDs belong to a family of lighting technologies called solid-state lighting, and represent the dawning of a new age in the lighting industry.
Since LEDs do not scatter light and energy they are the most efficient option when it comes to lighting a home.
LEDs use 85% less electricity than traditional incandescent light bulbs and can last more than 15 times longer.
Compact fluorescent lamps
Compact fluorescent lamps, or CFLs for short, are basically miniature versions of the fluorescent lights we see in offices and kitchens.
CFLs use around 25%-35% of the energy used by traditional lightbulbs, and last up to 10 times longer.
CFLs are more effective when used for long periods of times, rather than shorter uses like pantries or bathrooms. Switching them off and on frequently may shorten their life.
While they are not as efficient and don’t last as long as LEDs, they are a cheaper alternative, handy if replacing all the lights in your home is stretching the budget.
Next generation Halogen bulbs
Halogen bulbs are the least efficient type of lighting on this list, but they do have their advantages.
The initial cost of a halogen bulb can be less than $2, making a complete household switch considerably less than the LED option.
Halogen bulbs look exactly like traditional bulbs, but use around 70% of the energy, and last for approximately twice as long.
Although the initial investment is cheaper, halogen bulbs use around 5 times the energy as LED lights, and 3 times the energy of CFLs, both of which also last considerably longer.
How we can help you switch to energy efficient lighting
Bright Earth Electrical can do a full ‘energy audit’ of your property and find ways to reduce your power usage through LED lighting, motion detectors, and timer clocks to ensure your home is running efficiently.
The energy cost of lighting usually equates to around 40% of your total electricity costs annually.
LED lighting can provide up to 90% energy savings instantly by simply using energy efficient LED lighting.
All our LED lights have SAA Australian Safety certification, and carry seven-year warranties, giving you complete peace of mind.
Contact Bright Earth Electrical today and make the switch in your home to energy efficient lighting.
By making the switch today, you can start saving money tomorrow.