It may be easier than you think to save energy this New Year. This time we are talking about considering a re-lamping retrofit for your home or business that can bring down your energy consumption anywhere from 45-80%. You can check out how comfortably lit Dr. Guererri’s Optometry Office in Davis, CA is now that we have performed a re-lamping retrofit in their office. Now that the entire office’s bulbs are replaced by LEDs, they will see a total of 80% savings in electricity.
Accustomed to the commonly used old school halogen light bulb? Although its purchasing price is cheap, its characteristics quickly drive up costs on your energy bill. The energy that goes towards powering a halogen light bulb is unevenly dispersed; only 10% of the electricity used to power the bulb is used to produce light, while a whopping 90% of the allotted energy heats up the bulb to dangerous levels, posing a threatening fire hazard. This can also means that as your bulb radiates off heat, it simultaneously obliges you to use your central cooling system to cool down your living or working space. Furthermore, a halogen bulb’s life only lasts about 1,000 hours, making regular replacement a must.
If you want the best energy savings light bulb, LEDs are the way to go. Lasting 80,000-100,000 hours, they have the longest life span out of any other bulb, therefore needing minimal maintenance. Furthermore, because they operate at low voltage levels, they pose near-to-no fire hazard, which makes them perfect for Christmas/holiday lights, and can be conveniently used for outdoor lighting in the rain or snow. These environmentally friendly light bulbs are easy to dispose of as they are made up of diodes and furthermore are pleasing to the eye, as each bulb is encapsulated by an outer covering. While its purchasing price is anywhere from $5-$25, we are confident that its initial cost will be greatly compensated by the immense energy savings that will reflect in your energy bill.
Remember that saving energy may just be as easy as making the switch to a different light bulb. We will be happy to help you assess your lighting needs to lower both your carbon footprint and energy bill.