Make the Switch to the Bright New World of LED Lights
As the Canadian government continues to transition out incandescent light bulbs, it’s time to embrace the next step in the electricity evolution: light-emitting diodes, better known as LEDs.
This advanced technology already being used across the country is light years ahead of incandescent bulbs when it comes to power usage, energy costs and overall sustainability.
So if you are ready now, The Home Depot Canada tells us it’s easy to switch to LED bulbs with reasonably priced options. If, however, you still need convincing, here are just a few of the reasons why you should be using energy efficient lighting:
Cost and energy savings: LED bulbs use approximately 85 per cent less energy than incandescent bulbs, significantly reducing energy bills for homeowners. In fact, by replacing the five most frequently-used light fixtures with LEDs in a home, consumers can save an average of $60 per year on electric bills.
That means the bulbs, which cost an average of $10, will pay for themselves in a very short time.
Long life: One LED light bulb will last an average of 25,000 hours (or about 22 years based on the average usage of three hours a day). This is a radical improvement, simplifying the upkeep of the home by saving time and reducing maintenance.
Eco-friendly: As we take steps for a greener future, consider that LED lights are free of hazardous materials and are 100 per cent recyclable. Additionally, their longer life span means less material usage and waste over the long-term.
Variety: LED lights are made for every space in your home — from an elegant chandelier in the dining room, to the safety lights in the driveway. Companies like Cree and Philips have created lighting levels and tones to suit all lighting preferences.
As you make the switch to energy efficient lighting for your whole home, The Home Depot Canada has a variety of LEDs, CFLs, and halogen options available either in your local store or at www.homedepot.ca.