Home Lighting – Going Green With LED

If you’re looking to bring new life to your home living room, bathrooms, kitchen or other areas, consider LED lights in place of traditional halogen bulbs and other home lights. These are also a great way to “go green” and do your part for the environment.

More and more people today are looking for ways that they can go green in their homes, apartments and offices. There are benefits to the environment as well as for tax deductions at the end of the year. Many energy saving techniques can also help you save throughout the year on your home energy bill.

Now that energy efficiency in home lighting is becoming more prevalent, we also see improvements in lighting design and an increase in the use of LED lights in home lighting systems. Most of us should be familiar with the typical incandescent light bulb. It’s filled with gas and a filament stretched across the inside.

When electricity runs across this filament, it heats up and causes the bulb to glow. Incandescent bulbs create a lot of wasted energy and they wear out over time and need to be replaced. The alternative to incandescent bulbs is the halogen light but it has its problems as well. These bulbs are also not very heat efficient.

A new alternative exists- the LED (light emitting diode) bulb. This is basically like a combination of the other two types of bulbs but with heat efficiency that cannot be matched by the former. The science that it is based on is also different from the other two bulbs. Led lights give a brighter light, lower energy use and longer lasting bulb.

Another great thing about LED lights is that they are now available in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit the lighting fixtures you already have in your home. This makes it easier than ever before to update your home with new, energy efficient, LED lighting.