If you are completing a DIY project in your kitchen, living room, bedrooms or bathrooms, then you probably know that making the switch can be far easier than you originally envisioned.
Is the Switch Worth It?
For a project that takes a couple of hours at most to complete, you will certainly get a great return on your investment of time and money. Using LED lighting will save you money of approximately $50 per year. LED lights are so efficient, partly because they heat up spherically, not in all directions, unlike conventional bulbs. LED lights are also safer, shining more brightly so you can work more efficiently on your projects and your kids can study in optimal lighting- which is great news for their eyesight as well as for their mood.
LED light bulbs are great to have for emergencies because they have such a long lifespan and they illuminate designated emergency exits so well. Did you know that the average fluorescent light bulb only lasts for a maximum of around 10,000 hours? LED light bulbs, meanwhile, shine on for up to 50,000 hours.
They have another unique advantage: they work well in cold spaces, and can, therefore, benefit refrigerated displays, parking lots, and outdoor features. Perhaps most importantly, LED lighting can help you reduce your carbon footprint by up to 70 percent, and it contains less dangerous materials than conventional lighting.
LED Lighting is More Stylish
LEDs can be dimmed and come in a range of colors, which allows you to customize your space. Because they can be hidden, they lend a room a modernistic, minimalist yet warm touch that exudes professionalism and cutting-edge design. ‘Hidden’ LEDs look particularly stylish beneath cabinets and in recessed ceilings, though you if you are fitting the LED lights yourself, feel free to give free rein to your creativity, and think of a place you think could use a bit of snazzing up – including banisters, doors, and mirrors.
Making the Switch, DIY-Style
All projects will require the same basic steps: firstly, cleaning the area your lighting will be attached, to, followed by measuring the space so you know how many LED modules you require. Next, decide whether or not you wish to conceal your LED modules, by using molding. You will need mountain tape to affix the LED lighting to your surface, as well as butt or bullet connectors to connect the lights to the power supply. You can either use a basic plug switch to plug into the wall socket or, for a more professional look, write the Power supply into the switch. See these examples of easy DIY LED projects.
LED lighting is fast gaining popularity because its clean, almost ethereal beauty fits in so well with the penchant for modern interior design. It helps households save money, and shines more brightly, works in chilly spots inside and outside your home or commercial premises, and helps you do your thing for the Planet – do you really need any more reasons to make the change?
Many private and commercial lighting manufacturers are now making the shift from traditional to LED lighting to save energy, reduce cost, improve lighting quality, and overall office experience. An aesthetically motivating, well-lit space is a good motivator to encourage more productivity. It boosts your company’s morale and it makes the environment modern and updated.