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Are LED Bulbs Worth the Investment?

LED Bulbs

LED lights were once an expensive luxury, but thanks to advancements in technology and manufacturing techniques, they are now much more accessible to homeowners. LED lights can be found at any hardware store, they come in a wide range of brands and styles and are more affordable than ever before. Still, many people haven't felt comfortable enough to make the leap to LED's, either because they don't want the additional expense or because they're overwhelmed with options. At Mr. Electric, we provide residential and commercial electrical repair services in Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Marietta, Dunwoody, Alpharetta, Roswell, Buckhead, Suwanee, Stone Mountain, College Park and other surrounding metro area communities. We have helped countless local clients incorporate LED lights into their lighting systems, and we want to help you make the transition in a way that provides the most return on your investment. Here's how you can determine whether LED bulbs are worth the cost.

Who Benefits the Most from LED Bulb Replacements?

Savings from your utility bills will pay back the investment on normal LED bulbs within 12 to 18 months. Certain specialty bulbs can cost up to $50, which would require a 4 to 5-year payback period. Therefore, from a purely financial perspective, switching out all your light bulbs may not be the best option for short term renters. However, for homeowners with no plans for moving out, the benefits for replacing existing bulbs can outweigh the expense.

Which Lights Should Be Replaced First

If you're not ready to make a full commitment to LED lights, you may want to start out by replacing a select few bulbs. Doing so will allow you to start reaping the cost reduction right away, and you can swap out bulbs as you see fit over time. The best bulbs to replace right now are those in hard to reach areas and in places where lights are used most frequently. The reason for this is that the lights which are difficult to access will need to be replaced more frequently if you're using old fashioned incandescent. Therefore, trading up for long lasting LED's means less trips up the ladder. Also, replacing light bulbs in rooms where your family enjoys their time the most will make sure you're getting the highest value for your investment. Places like the kitchen, your living room ceiling fan, office lights and bathroom vanities may be the best places to start.

How to Increase Your Return on Investment

If you really want to get the absolute most from your new LED bulbs, it's best to switch out all your bulbs. For just a few hundred dollars, you can have quality lighting that will put money back into your pocket up to a decade or more. If you want to go the extra mile, LED lights can be integrated into a Smart Lighting System. This allows homeowners to have the ultimate control over their energy use. With a smart system, you can incorporate motion sensors for outdoor lighting, set your indoor bulbs on a timer, dim lights for a customized ambiance and even turn lights off from your cell phone without leaving the office.

Need a New Lighting Installation or Bulb Replacement? Call Mr. Electric of Atlanta

Is it time to upgrade your light bulbs or lighting system? Then call the experts at Mr. Electric of Atlanta today. Our certified electricians provide a wide range of professional lighting services including bulb replacement, lighting fixture installation, outdoor and indoor lighting system installation, wiring repair, dedicated circuit installations and more. Contact our office today for more information or to schedule your next appointment.

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