Lighting Alternatives: Cutting Electricity Bills In Your Home in 2013

LED lighting offers an energy efficient alternative compared to other forms of lighting sources. Incandescent lights, for example, generate more heat than they do light. You can tell if you've ever felt one that is fully switched on and running - it's extremely hot and can burn your fingers. Basically, 90 percent of what incandescent bulbs generate is heat, and only 10% is light.
While that may be good during winter, it’s not doing you any good throughout out the year. It means that they consume more energy and most of the energy is wasted to produce more heat than light. This makes them the most inefficient lighting system out there.

Conventional lighting systems produce more heat than LED lighting. Incandescent lights produce the most heat. It's followed by halogen lights which generate a huge amount of infrared heat, and then fluorescent lights. LED lights produce the least amount of heat. This is because unlike other lighting sources, LEDs do not rely on heating a filament to make light. Instead, the light is produced by the movement of electrons inside a semiconductor.
LED bulbs are a lot cooler to touch than incandescent bulbs, almost the same as room temperature. They only produce a tiny amount of heat, which is carried away by the surrounding air. So compared to the other lighting sources, they convert a lot more energy into visible light rather than heat, which is why they have a high luminous efficacy. 

Electricity Rates Have Risen
This summer you would have noticed that your energy usage has increased on your electricity bill. Both residential and commercial consumers have experienced the rise in electricity prices. A lot of the price increase has to do with the use of air conditioners, which are being heavily used to overcome the heat during the summer.

Reduce Your Energy Usage
It makes sense that your air conditioner will have to work harder if you have lighting systems more heat to maintain the cool temperature you desire. This problem will be made worser in the summer when you use you air conditioners more to counteract the heat. It certainly won't be doing a favour for those who work at factories and warehouses where the ambient temperature is even higher - they will have to work with more heat.

That is why you should make the switch to LED lighting, to lower your energy usage, so you will no longer have to worry about the electricity price increases.

The Many Benefits of LED Lighting
Not only will switching to LED lighting reduce your energy consumption, it will lessen the amount of heat generated by your lights. You'll be giving your air conditioners a break, and reduce your energy costs even more. You won't be using wasted energy to generate unnecessary heat, and you won't have to consume more energy to keep the temperature cool. What's more, the durability and longevity of LED lighting makes it cheaper for you when it comes to maintenance. It's superior energy efficiency and numerous other benefits, including its low environmental impact, make it the best alternative to conventional lighting sources.

Author Bio:
Robert works on behalf of PR Power, an Australian supplier of 
lighting towers.
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