Ready to make the transition to energy efficient LED lighting? There are many advantages to switching your home to LED, including electric bill savings, environmental health, and the convenience of having light bulbs that can last up to 20 years or more. Keep reading to learn all you need to know about switching to LED light bulbs.

How Do LEDs Work?

LEDs (light-emitting diodes) produce more lumens per watt compared to other types of light bulbs. This means they are capable of producing the same amount of light as incandescents or fluorescents, but they use less energy to do so.

Let’s Talk Numbers

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, “By replacing your home’s five most frequently used light fixtures or bulbs with models that have earned the ENERGY STAR, you can save $75 each year.” This includes LEDs as well as other types of energy efficient lighting, such as halogen incandescents and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). By switching your entire home to LED—meaning every light bulb in the house—you can save much more. Plus, keep in mind that a high-quality 50,000-hour LED bulb used 12 hours per day will last over 11 years, or 17 years if only used 8 hours per day. Some LED bulbs can last over 20 years!

Check out this video from to learn more about how switching to LED light bulbs will reduce your carbon footprint.

Are There Any Disadvantages to Switching Your Home to LED?

People often have concerns about the higher up-front cost of LED bulbs, as well as the difference in color temperature as compared to traditional incandescent bulbs. Keep in mind that LED light bulbs have come a long way in the last few years. High-quality LEDs are now more affordable than ever. And the technology has advanced to the point that they are now available in a wide range of colors and light levels. LED light bulbs are not only a smart investment, but they can also give your home that “warm glow” you’re looking for.

For related info, check out our previous post on Switching Your Business to LED.

Thinking about switching your home to LED? Contact us! Paramount Electric experts will lead you through the process and help you find the right LED technology to suit your needs. Learn more about our lighting services here. Call our office at 314-266-6551 or email to get started.