LED Downlights Vs Halogen: The Benefits of LED Lighting In Your Home

LED Lighting in a living room | Unified Electrical and CommunicationsWhat are the key benefits of installing LED downlights vs halogen? When it comes to lighting your home or office there are now a multitude of choices. The humble light bulb comes in many different shapes, sizes and types and lighting technology is evolving constantly. We’ve come a long way from the basic incandescent light bulb, the original electrical lighting solution. We now have Halogen lights, Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs) and more recently LED lighting (Light Emitting Diodes).

While many people are influenced by the cost and price variations of the different solutions, it’s worth considering that cheaper isn’t always better! In fact, there are significant differences in the lifespan and efficiency of the different lighting options.

LED lighting is now by far the most energy efficient and cost effective solution on the market. Here are the top 4 benefits of LED lighting:

  1. Longevity
    LED lighting can last for up to 5 times longer than standard bulbs and are less affected by frequently turning them on and off.
  2. Energy Efficiency
    They are far more energy efficient than traditional bulbs, converting approximately 80% of their energy into light. With traditional bulbs 80% of the energy produced is heat.
  3. Safety
    They emit less heat meaning there is less chance of combustion or burning your fingers.
  4. Environmentally Friendly
    Traditional light bulbs contain harmful substances including mercury. LED lights is not only free of toxic chemicals but they also don’t emit UV radiation, which can affect cause the colour of your furniture to fade. LED lights are also 100% recyclable and can significantly reduce your carbon footprint.

So while LED lighting may appear to cost a little more to install initially, they can return their investment in as little as 2 years. Not only that but they are available in lots of different colour options. Still not convinced on the benefits of installing LED downlights vs halogen

At Unified Electrical we’ve worked with many homeowners and businesses to design creative lighting solutions to meet their long term needs. We can cover all aspects of lighting from good illumination, to display lighting, as well as lighting to highlight features. Whether it is indoor or outdoor lighting, we can provide a cost effective solution that is not only functional, but will be efficient and attractive.

If you would like to find out how LED light installation can transform your home of office space, contact us today.