Updating recessed lights


19-Sep-2017 00:00

Please see the color temperature chart below for further reference.Lighting your home or business comprises around 15% of your overall energy bills.Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are a Solid-State Lighting technology, or an SSL.Instead of emitting light from a vacuum (as in an incandescent bulb) or a gas (as in a CFL), SSLs emit light from a piece of solid matter.Instead of an electric current running through a metal wire, an electric current is transmitted through an internal ballast and into a tube containing argon and trace amounts of mercury.These elements then emit UV rays, which energize the fluorescent (phosphor) coating on the inside of the tube, releasing visible light.

Pay close attention to lumens, since this number indicates the brightness, or light output, of the bulb.LEDs are more efficient than CFLs and their lifetime hours can be 2-10 times longer than CFLs, based on the model.In the long run you will save more with LEDs, plus, with Energy Earth’s 4ever LED Limited Lifetime Warranty, residential customers who purchase LEDs can rest assured that if their LEDs ever stop functioning, Energy Earth will replace the LED bulb for free*. We typically think of the brightness of a light bulb in wattage.If you can’t find the information you’re looking for here, we encourage you to contact us with any questions you may have.

As consumers are becoming more conscious of their energy usage and its effect on their wallet, they’re finding that one of the easiest ways to save money on their utility bills is by switching their incandescent bulbs to energy efficient CFLs or LED bulbs.

To save the most energy, choose the bulb with the lowest wattage suitable for its usage.