Lightbulbs – Does it Really Matter Which We Choose?

Lightbulbs. They might not seem like which ones we choose are that big of a deal. We might even go to the store and just look for the cheapest price. Or, we may even look for the bulbs that come in bulk to be the ones that we pick. However, is it important which lightbulbs that we pick? The simple answer is: Yes! However, why is it so important to choose the right lightbulb? Let’s look at some of the reasons as to why we should be a little more picky when it comes to our lighting.

  • Efficiency. It’s safe to say that all of us would like to consider ourselves as efficient in different aspects of our lives. Wouldn’t it be true that we would like to also make the most efficient choices? Earth Easy says, “LED light bulbs use only 2-17 watts of electricity (1/3rd to 1/30th of Incandescent or CFL).”
  • Keep it cool. Here in Southern California it’s no surprise that the hot weather can be a little intense at times. Therefore, wouldn’t we like to do as much as possible to keep our homes cool? By choosing LED lights, you reduce heat which can help to cut down the use of air conditioning. 
  • Cost. Not only are the bulbs themselves getting cheaper, but LED bulbs can help lower your bills. LED lightbulbs help in cost when it comes to energy usage as well as the frequency of change since they are long lasting. 

With these 3 thoughts in mind, it’s a no brainer that we should be more conscious about our choices in lighting. If you haven’t changed to LED bulbs, seriously consider it. If you are looking for other ways to save money as well as energy, call Riverside Electrical today!