There’s no doubt that over the last few years our home energy costs have gone up. With the birth of our son and twin girls, we went from two people to five in three years. With kids and a bigger home comes added expenses – and increased energy bills. Kids leaving on lights, camera monitors, television, charging technology, night lights and much more is contributing to our increased energy usage. After learning about GE LED Energy Smart light bulbs and about LED power, we’ve decided to make this worthwhile investment to replace our home’s lighting and reduce our energy costs.
5 Reasons Why We’re Converting Our Home’s Lighting to GE Energy Smart Light Bulbs:
1. Energy Efficient and Long Lasting GE Energy Smart light bulbs use 80% less energy and 1 LED Bulb lasts as long as 15 traditional incandescent bulbs. This makes it a great investment for your home.
This lamp in our hallway gets left on all night as per my son’s request. While not ideal, if he wakes up and sees a dark hallway, he’s destined for our bedroom. So, we leave it on to give him that sense of security and give us a full night of sleep. By making the switch to LED, I feel better about the energy usage associated with this lamp being on all night.
2. Convenience – Do you have hard-to-reach or lighting that is difficult to change? For us, we have a good number of recessed lights on our family room ceiling. Our ladder barely reaches it. So, as one might imagine, I dread the sight of a burnt out bulb in one of those lights. My goal is to have all of these replaced with LED light bulbs this year. It will save us money, time and aggravation. With an investment in these some GE LED Energy Smart light bulbs, we can pull out the ladder, change them all and be done with it for a very long time.
These bulbs are easy to find, too. Unlike some types of bulbs, it’s also not confusing to decipher which type you need. While shopping for my bulbs at Walmart, I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to find the appropriate bulbs for our home.
3. Saves Money : LED’s are already being used in cities to save money by reducing energy costs. You can do the same for your own home. You can calculate your annual savings by checking out the energy savings calculator. I was amazed to find out what we could save by replacing our home’s lighting, both general purpose fixtures and more sophisticated outdoor and indoor lighting.
4 .Environmentally Friendly – LED lights contain no mercury, lead or glass – just plain better for the environment.
5. Better Quality Light – GE Energy Smart light bulbs are dimmable, and have a soft, warm, white light. They are perfect for our dining room chandelier, which we have on all the time.
The other benefit is that the light is instant. They don’t take a while to ‘warm-up’ and get bright. I always disliked how our porch light will take a while to get bright. If I’m turning it on for safety or because someone needs to see in the dark, this isn’t ideal. Now, replacing the lights with GE Energy Smart LEDs will yield savings and better quality lighting outside our home.
For every room and every type of lighting fixture, I’m able to find the right kind of GE LED Energy Smart light to use.
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