LED Home Lighting Solutions
Incorporating light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, into your home lighting choices can offer a variety of design options and provide significant energy costs savings. LEDs are available as A-Line bulbs for traditional fixtures, candle bulbs for chandeliers, spot lights, flood lights and more. LED bulbs have an exceptionally long lifespan — up to 17 years in some cases. They also use up to 80 percent less energy than compact fluorescent or incandescent bulbs.
LED flood lights cast a wide-angle beam to provide coverage for a driveway, patio, pool area or deck. Spot lights provide a more focused light to illuminate specific areas or objects such as a walkway, sculpture or fountain. LED lights offer excellent color rendering, which is the ability of the light to show true color. This allows them to light plants and flowers without altering their appearance.
Low Voltage LED Rope Lights
LED rope lighting is a length of plastic tubing encasing LED bulbs. Rope lighting is available in a variety of colors and can be cut for custom installations. It generates very little heat, making it a suitable choice for interior lighting needs. Rope lighting can be used to highlight architectural elements like banisters, tray ceilings, stairs, bars, bookcases or even windows. The flexible construction allows for installation around corners or round objects. Rope lights generally come with a power transformer and power cord already installed.
LED Strip Lights
LED strip lights, sometimes called ribbon or tape lights, are much like LED rope light, but much thinner. The light strip can be cut to length and provides an adhesive backing for simple installation. They can be used to light a specific area or as accent lighting around a bar, underneath shelving or cabinets or inside a pantry. Strip lights could also be used to illuminate stairs at night. LED strip lighting requires the installation of a power transformer for proper operation.
Traditional Light Fixtures
While the initial cost of A-Line LED light bulbs is higher than traditional incandescent or compact florescent bulbs, their extended lifespan and energy efficiency can provide a sensible long-term choice. LED bulbs provide a broad light, making them a good choice for illuminating large areas like a living room, kitchen or dining area. Bright white LED bulbs offer a bright, crisp light for reading, crafts or cooking. Soft white bulbs produce a more diffused light to create a warmer atmosphere for a living room or bedroom.