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Your Questions Answered: LED Lighting Fixtures

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Are LED Lights Right For Your Home?

LED lighting technology has substantially improved since being first introduced to the residential housing market. Early LED light options were expensive, lacked flexibility for dimming, and provided poor color rendering. 

Today, LED lighting fixtures give homeowners much more advanced, energy-efficient lighting design options. Still, we get many questions about LED lighting from homeowners in Zionsville, IN. Continue reading below to learn answers to common questions and see if LED lighting is for you.

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How much more efficient is LED?

Energy efficiency is often considered the most significant benefit of purchasing LED lighting fixtures. LEDs are indeed five times more efficient than incandescent lights. Only LED bulbs have earned the Energy Star label for saving energy and helping to protect the environment. In addition to saving money on your utility bills, LED bulbs also have a much longer life than incandescent bulbs. So, while you may still pay slightly more for the LED option, you will likely recoup the difference over time.

What is the color rating on LED bulbs?

LED bulbs come in a variety of different color temperatures. Measured in Kelvins (K), the temperature indicates how warm or cool the color of light is. Colored lights range from blue-white, neutral white, to yellow-white. Different color temperatures can help energize you or improve your vision. In the evening, warm colored lights can help you fall asleep faster. 

To compare ratings, a 6000K temperature rating would produce light similar to a cloudy sky. A 4800K temperature would be similar to direct sunlight. At 1900K, the color temperature would be identical to the warm glow of candlelight.

Can I use an LED in any lighting fixture?

While LED lights have become more common, there are still lighting fixtures on the market that are not compatible with LED bulbs. Read the fixture’s instructions to see if LED lights will work.

If you’re curious about where to use LED lighting fixtures in your home, here are some great ideas to get you started:

  • Under cabinets
  • Recessed ceiling lights
  • Reading lamps
  • Walkway lighting
  • Chandeliers
  • Artwork lights 

How long do LED bulbs last?

Depending on the manufacturer, LED bulbs can last between 20,000 - 50,000 hours of operation. If you use the light fixture for only a few hours per day, the bulb could last more than 20 years! Be sure to look for the expected lifespan of any LED bulbs you purchase.

How do I choose an LED lighting fixture for my home?

The Premier Group Team would love to help you select the perfect LED lighting fixtures for your Zionsville, IN, area home. We work with several top lighting fixture brands to deliver unique and flexible lighting solutions that can fit your needs. Visit our showroom or contact us for more information!

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