As the cold weather approaches, so does the darkness of the winter season. Nightfall will come earlier and earlier, and the overcast days will help make the shroud of the dark emerge even sooner. If you don’t have adequate outdoor lighting for your home to help with safety during the long winter nights, right now is the time to schedule.
What we recommend you do is call up our electricians and arrange to have LED lights put in for your home’s exterior lighting.
Why We Suggest LED Lights
Illuminating the outside of a house is one of the largest drains on electrical power; when you rely on exterior lights during the long dark of the winter, it will quickly add up to hefty utility bills. It doesn’t have to be this way—not with the energy-saving power of LED (light-emitting diode) lights. They cost more to install than standard incandescent bulbs, but the differences in performance will more than make up for the initial cost.
An LED light loses less energy through heat the way incandescent lights do. This is why LED lights are not hot to the touch. This makes the lights safer in general for exterior use, but it also means the light wastes less electrical power. The average LED light costs 11.5 cents per kilowatt hour, a fraction of what a standard bulb costs. Changing the outdoor lights can lead to a reduction of $50 off monthly electrical costs, and that adds up over the years.
There’s another way that LED lights help save money: their longevity. A conventional bulb may last 1 to 3 years. An LED light can last from 8 to 11! You’ll save money on buying bulbs and send fewer bulbs into the landfills.
Find out more about exterior lighting with LED lights for your home in Arlington Heights, IL: call Brilliant Electric Heating & Cooling. Serving Chicagoland since 1956.