Conversion to LED lighting and lighting upgrades
Planning conversion to LED lighting and lighting upgrades from traditional lighting setup of your home or office? Need LED or other lighting upgrades? We at Professional Electrical in Edmonton offer these services. Our professionally certified electrician is just a call away to help you understand the LED conversion process and give you the right quote.
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LED v/s Traditional Lighting
There are some significant differences in LEDs and traditional incandescent or fluorescent (CFL) lighting
LED bulbs consume possibly one fifth of the power for nearly the same amount of light that they produce. So in other words, LED bulbs offer some good monthly power bill savings.
LED bulbs have nearly 20 times more life hours than the regular incandescent bulbs. Again, that means savings in long run over re-buying cost.
Now a days LED bulbs are not as costly as they used to be in 2010. The price is really comparative to the traditional light bulbs. Sometimes large stores such as Walmart or Home Depot, put the regular size LED bulbs for sale in just 0.99 cents.
As a simple rule of thumb, incandescent lamps produce 15 lumens/watt and LED lamps produce nearly 70 lumens/watt. It is almost 5 times light output and 5 times energy saving.
Types of LED Bulbs
LED lighting is ever evolving. There are different types of LED bulbs/lamps now to fir in every usage scenario.
Type of cap
There are different types of caps and sizes such as screw, bayonet etc.
Type of bulb
Different type of bulbs such as A60, R63, R50, PAR38 etc.
Type of control
Regular bulb, dim-able or a smart LED bulbs are available these days
Want to know a little more about LED? Here is a good read!
Example of LED bulbs requirement for an average room of 250 sq-ft
For a regular living room of 250-sq.feet, we need approximately 5000 lumens/lux. Having said that; for 5000 lumens we need;
Either 350 watts of normal incandescent lamp power, or 80 watt of CFL lamp or 40 watt of LED. It is huge difference in terms of decreased power consumption and increased savings.