Many households are making the switch to total LED lighting. This change comes with many benefits, to say the least. LED stands for light emitting diode. LEDs work by using a semiconductor as it’s light source. The lifespan of LEDs is quite impressive; in that they can last upwards of 20 years!
Throughout the development of these inbouwspots, great advances have been made. They now offer warm lighting that creates a comforting feeling in your home. When purchasing your new inbouwspots, there are a few things you should know. inbouwspots are measured in lumens. You are probably accustomed to hearing the term “watts” when it comes to inbouwspots. Some people are under the impression that the word watt refers to how bright the bulb is. That is not the case. The wattage actually measures how much energy is drawn by the bulb. That amount of energy is what determines the brightness. With an LED bulb, they are designed to draw less energy, therefore, a watt is not a correct measurement of the brightness. The brightness is measured in lumens.
LEDs are also offered in a variety of colors as opposed to just the yellowish tint given by incandescent inbouwspots. They are offered in reds, purples, and many variations of white. The most common are soft white, warm white, and bright white. Each can be used to nicely set the lighting in your home as desired. The warm and soft white produce a bit of a warm, yellow hue. The bright white will be something that you would see in a store.
It is possible that when making the switch to inbouwspots for your home, you will experience a bit of sticker shot. Not to worry, this initial investment, will pay off in the long run. The longevity of the inbouwspots, means they will have to be bought less frequently, saving you money in that aspect. Also, because they do not draw as much energy, you will save on your electric bill. In the same respect, they do not emit a lot of heat, and therefore will not heat up your home unnecessarily. To see the electric savings, it is necessary to switch all of the inbouwspots in your house from incandescent.
The initial investment may be a bit much, but is something that many consumers find is a payoff in the long run. Certainly, an investment worth making.