Last year, President Biden announced that the U.S. will be ceasing to use incandescent light bulbs in favor of energy-efficient LEDs (light-emitting diodes). LED lighting has become increasingly popular in recent years due to the longer lifespan which has positive benefits for consumers both financially and efficiently. Last month, the ban on manufacturing incandescent light bulbs officially went into effect.
In addition to the federal requirement from the Biden administration calling all consumers and manufacturers to switch to LED lighting, there are several reasons to swap your incandescent and halogen bulbs for LEDs.
What Are LED Lights?
LED lighting is a low power consumption and high lumen output technology that replaces traditional lights, such as halogen lights and other bulb types that can burn hot and consume a lot of power. They are also much slimmer then traditional lights and are easy to install or retrofit into existing lighting setups.
LED ceiling lights also have a longer lifespan than incandescent and halogen lights, resulting in financial and environmental benefits. A longer lifespan means consumers will need to buy LED light bulbs less frequently, thus saving money in the long run. (With three hours of daily use, NuWatt’s line of LED products, specifically, average around 50,000 lifetime hours while halogen bulbs will only last around 2,000 lifetime hours!) This also means that light bulbs will be thrown out and taken to landfills less frequently, significantly cutting down on waste and damage to the environment.
What is the Future of LED Tech?
In the digital-driven world we currently live in, experts suspect that LED tech will soon replace WiFi (becoming LiFi), in order to deliver data faster. Already, we are beginning to see this change taking effect in the way smart lights can be connected to our phone apps and home WiFi.
With just the tap of a few buttons, LiFi and LED lights will allow you to control features of your home’s lighting such as its color and hue. Generally, LED light bulbs produce a white hue with blue undertones which mimics that of daylight from the sun. This specific hue is typically seen to prevent the production of melatonin, which is responsible for your body’s quality of sleep, thus making you feel more awake and alert throughout the day.
This blue/white light, however, can be detrimental in the evening when your body actually is trying to fall asleep. With LiFi and LED lighting, consumers now have the option to change this hue to a red light, which supports the product of melatonin. With NuWatt LED lights these variations in color temperature can be achieved through our industry leading CCT color switches on all lights.
Other Benefits of LED Ceiling Lights
NuWatt’s Best LED Lighting Option
The MR16 Retrofit downlight is our best LED ceiling light solution for homes and residential spaces when replacing existing GU5.3 bi-pin halogen bulbs. The sleek design of this light makes it perfect for virtually any space in your home that has old hot burning halogen, both indoors and outdoors.
Benefits of the MR16 LED Light Bulb:
- Energy Star Rated
- Easy to install
- Diffused smooth trim to create a soft downlight
- Aluminum exterior to increase durability
- 10 watt LED power replaces up to 75 watt incandescent bulbs
- $11.16 savings per year (based on 15 cents per watt, three hours per day)
- 5CCT Color selectable (halogen bulbs only come in 3000K)