3 Steps to Achieving an LED-Lit Home This New Year
As more and more people are starting to realize the immense benefits of installing LED lights in their home, the word is getting around. If you are looking to make some changes in your home that are practical and that also benefit your finances and the environment, then read on for three steps you can take to achieve a LED-lit house this New Year.
1. Do your research.
Before you commit to installing LED lights around your house, you first want to conduct thorough research to ensure that you know what you are getting yourself into. As there is a growing body of literature and research surrounding LED lights, it can be overwhelming at first to understand. So, to help you out, here is a breakdown of some of the most important aspects to keep in mind at the beginning.
– Switching to LED lights is easy.
Understandably, for most homeowners, one of the most significant considerations is whether or not making the switch is going to bring additional stress or worry to the already large demands of running a house. Luckily, this couldn’t be further from the truth.
All you need to do is make sure that the LED bulbs you are substituting your incandescent bulbs for are the correct match, and then you screw them in!
– Switching to LED lights can save you a large sum of money.
When homeowners see the price of LED bulbs, they may shudder away as they are more expensive than regular incandescent bulbs. However, what you need to realize is that LED bulbs significantly outlive incandescent bulbs as many LEDs can endure almost two decades of average use before they start to dim.
Also, as LEDs transform more of their energy into light, you will be reducing your energy consumption by 70-90 percent (which translates to a substantial reduction in your energy bills!).
– Switching to LED lights helps you personalize your home.
There is a good chance that you dedicate a lot of time and energy into ensuring that your house reflects the personalities and styles of the people that live in it. For aesthetic purposes, making the switch to LED lights can help you in that regard as the bulbs are offered in a wide array of light colors and temperatures.
Furthermore, they are a lot more flexible when it comes to the direction and angle in which you direct them which ensures you can have your lighting solutions exactly how you envision them.
2. See where you can add LED lights.
There are seemingly unlimited ways in which you can incorporate LED lights into your home. Your imagination and creativity are the limit!
For example, if you are looking to beautify your workspace, then you may wish to utilize LED strip lights to outline the edges of your shelves, to create a faux luxury candle, to turn your wall into a scenic view, or to form motivational words with the lights.
In your outdoor space, you can use LED spike lights or LED flood lights for landscape lighting that highlights your favorite outdoor features.
There is a lot that you can do with LED lights once you start to get the creative juices flowing!
3. Speak with a reliable LED lights supplier.
Now that you know you want to install some LED lights and have an idea of where in your home they would fit, it is time to speak with reliable LED lights suppliers in Dubai (or wherever you reside).
Not all LED lights suppliers offer the same services or have the same quality of knowledge; therefore, in order for you to have the best experience possible, it is essential that you find and work with a highly qualified and high-performing supplier.
The first test of knowledge is whether or not a supplier is able to provide you with thorough explanations about each of the products. This is important as it shows that a supplier knows and cares about the products and how they will work in your home.
Not only will you then be able to trust their recommendations, but you also can feel confident in their answers to your questions (which you will inevitably have).
Usually, if a supplier has been in business for five or more years, then they should have enough insight and know-how to be a valuable partner.
Additionally, ensure that you are working with an LED supplier who has a thorough knowledge of the particular style and type of product that you want to be installing. Whether you require custom lighting solutions or LED flexible strips, floodlights or recessed panel lights, you want to guarantee that your supplier is going to provide you with what you want.
Are you considering upgrading to LED lights in 2019? Why or why not? Let us know your thoughts on the matter and your home improvement plans for the New Year in the comments below!
Ajay Awtaney is co-founder of Nakashi General Trading LLC, an electrical lighting company in Dubai catering to the needs of clients and projects requiring quality lighting products and solutions. Nakashi General Trading LLC today is an approved vendor of reputable organisations (Jumeirah, Engineering Office, Meraas, Musanadah and Thumbay, to name a few) for supplying lighting products.