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Should You Switch to LED Lighting?


Whether you own a business or you’re running a household, you will need to make a few decisions about your lighting. One of these choices is whether or not to switch to LED lighting. LEDs are quickly gaining in popularity, but is it really worth your dime to give them a try? In this week’s article we are going to explore why thousands of Canadians are making the switch.

Energy Saving

The most obvious of benefits that come from LED usage is a massive increase in energy efficiency. Incandescent and fluorescent bulbs create light through heat. This means that 90% of the energy they produce is heat and only 10% is light. LEDs only use 5% of their energy towards heat, meaning that 95% of that is pure light. This cooler technology also decreases the risk of overheating.


It can be strange to refer to non-food items as non-toxic, but this is a huge draw for many of our clients. Other types of bulbs contain mercury. Mercury is an extremely harmful substance considered a major public health concern by the World Health Organization. Is that something you are comfortable keeping in your home and office?


When LED bulbs first came on the market, they presented a much higher price point than most consumers were willing to pay. Nowadays they have become much more affordable, helping homeowners and business owners take full advantage of the other benefits on this list. Not only is the upfront cost reasonable, but you will actually save money in the long run due to its energy saving capabilities.


If you are the one purchasing the light bulbs, you know what a hassle it is to constantly replace them. LEDs can last up to 200,000 hours. That’s 25 times longer than other types of bulbs like halogen and incandescent lights. They even beat out fluorescent lighting by a few thousand hours.

If any of these benefits are something you want for your own space, we can help you find the perfect LED solution for your situation. Contact us today to get started!

Written by 4-Star Electric

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