It’s easy to get lost in the LED lighting jungle. New technology has introduced many options, each with its own unique benefits. Finding the best lighting for your home takes more than just looking for the bulb with the most brilliant glow or fashionable fixtures. You need illumination that is beautiful, economical and functional.

The Environmental Benefits of LED Lighting

LED technology offers a number of environmental benefits that green households will really appreciate.  The average LED lamp has up to 4 times less impact on the environment when compared to halogen lamps. Well-made LEDs are designed to consume less energy, which makes them less taxing on our resources. The bulb will last longer, too. Which means less waste going to landfills.

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The Financial Benefits of LED Lighting

LED lighting also presents an opportunity to save money each month. The initial purchase may be more costly than incandescent bulbs, but each LED you buy will last up to 25 times longer. Less power consumption also means less money spent on utility bills. On average, an incandescent bulb will convert a mere 5% to 10% of electricity to light.  The rest escapes as wasted heat. LEDs, on the other hand, convert 60% to light so you wind up with a lower bill over time.

LED technology has also designed affordable LED emergency light. This light is very popular because of their low energy consumption, versatility and long lifespan and is great for outdoor use and other harsh environments.

How to Buy LED Lights

Choosing the right LED light is essential to getting the most benefit. A cheaply made unit will not live up to these expectations while a quality LED can save you money and reduce household waste.

Also make sure any LED lighting you purchase adheres to the IEC 62560 safety standard. Those that meet this standard have passed all mandatory requirements, indicating that they are a safe choice for your home or business. It is very important to have a higher lumen output as this will provide brighter light.  It’s also important to consider the beam spread when purchasing an LED light.

Where to Shop for LED Lighting

Once you know the basics, you are ready to start shopping for LED lighting. One of the best ways to get started is to visit your local retail store and browse models. This will give you an up close look at the product. You can also find helpful sales people to ask questions and make recommendations. Switching to LED lighting is one of the easiest ways to live greener and save money!

Need more help or advice visit the real LED lighting jungle guides at the Lighting Centre.

Author Bio:

The Lighting Centre are Sydney’s lighting experts.The Centre is one of the largest stores in Sydney with a showroom featuring the most diverse range of light fittings, globes, lamps, fans and decorator accessories seen anywhere. The Centre provides lighting solutions to Sydney siders as well as Smeaton Grange lighting solutions as well as lighting and ceiling fan solutions for other areas including Campbelltown, Macarthur, Camden, Narellan, Bowral, and the Southern Highlands.

Visit their showroom and talk with the Ingleburn lighting experts- visit www.lightingcentre.com.au for their location and contact details.