Lightning Bug Electric, we’re constantly asked about why it’s necessary to change
from incandescent bulbs to Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs. Although
there is a ton of information online, they are typically associated with
math formulas, various charts and long-winded explanations. Fortunately, our
Atlanta electricians are able to provide simple answers that you can even share with your family
One factor which makes LED bulbs the best option between the two is its
longevity. Since these lights last longer, they are purchased less often.
Another benefit is that they’re great for the environment. But when
it comes down to efficiency, the answer can be found in the light wattage,
which refers to how much energy a light needs to produce lumens (the unit
used to measure light).
The following are how these two light sources generate lumens:
LED bulbs – They work by causing an electrical arc along a semiconductor.
An electric charge activates and creates the light while using a small
amount to no heat whatsoever.
Incandescent bulbs – Known to be the staple of most, if not all, households, they generate
light by using heat. Electricity enters a filament and continuously heats
it until it produces light.
Here is an example: Since a typical incandescent bulb uses 60 watts of
power to generate light, you can actually receive the same amount of light
from an LED for only six to eight watts. So when it comes to making the
commitment to LED lighting for your home, it’s a no-brainer.
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give us a call as soon as possible.