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Do you have some burned-out 60 watt light bulbs at your home in Minneapolis? It’s a great time to say goodbye to those incandescent lamps and hello to L.E.D. light bulbs.
The cost of L.E.D. light bulbs, accent lighting and L.E.D recessed lighting trim kits has come down considerably over the last few years. As the technology has improved, homeowners are finding the benefits of L.E.D. lighting well worth the initial investment.
Deciding to upgrade to energy efficient L.E.D. light bulbs is a great way to get started on the path to home energy efficiency because they can be phased in and purchased slowly – one at a time if desired. When choosing your light bulb, be sure to buy a bulb made by a brand name, reputable company who offers a warranty.
The most common incandescent light bulb in a home is the standard “A” base (A19) 60 watt bulb which costs $.30, must be replaced about once a year, and costs roughly $8.50 a year to operate. By way of comparison, the 9 watt “A” base equivalent L.E.D. bulb sells for around $9 and costs around $1 to operate annually. The investment pays off in just over one year in most cases.
There are many options for upgrading recessed lighting with energy efficient L.E.D.’s including flood lamp replacement and L.E.D. trim kits. The L.E.D. trim kits very popular because they look great, give off a warm light, easy to clean and are rated for wet locations – like a shower.
Having an electrician install your L.E.D trim kits ensures a correct installation and allows for an inspection of the wiring inside of your recessed light. We can make any necessary repairs immediately, on the spot!
When you make the decision to upgrade to energy efficient lighting, ask your electrician about whole house surge protection. Whole house surge protection to help preserve the lifespan of your light bulbs, home electronics, dimmer switches and of course your L.E.D. trim kits.
Under cabinet lighting is a great way to provide task lighting on your beautiful back splash or countertop. It also adds light under your cabinets where many times is lacking. Choosing the correct under cabinet light can be very difficult with all the options out there. Some things to think about are: the color of the light (you might want the color of the light to match the rest of the lighting in the room), style of light (strip light/puck lights/low voltage light), type of light (LED/florescent/Halogen/Xenon).
LED lights do not heat up as much as many other types of lights. If you have the wrong appliance directly under a halogen light, it may melt the plastic on the appliance. The maintenance on LED lights is much less than other types of lights. You will not need to worry about replacing a light bulb every 2 months on your under cabinet lights.
Call on Edison Electric for all of your home lighting needs! We are located in Minneapolis, have been in business since 2007 and have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Call today!