You’ve probably heard that you should turn off your lights when you leave a room, but did you know that there are other ways to save energy when using lighting? When you upgrade to LED solutions, as well as pair your lighting control with home automation, you can significantly increase the efficiency of your lighting usage at home. Reduce your energy bill and your carbon footprint by making your lights smart.
Read our blog to learn how home lighting automation will help save you energy in Kansas City, MO.
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LED lighting is more environmentally-friendly than regular lighting. Fluorescent lighting contains materials that are bad for the environment, such as mercury, while LED lighting contains biodegradable materials and is recyclable. The way that LED lighting produces light is fundamentally different than regular lighting. Instead of converting electricity to heat, LED lights use electroluminescence to charge an electron. And this means that they last longer, too. A standard incandescent bulb lasts about 1,000 hours while a fluorescent bulb lasts approximately 15,000-20,000 hours. But LED bulbs last a whopping 50,000 hours on average!
Increased control of your lighting means increased efficiency. Motion sensors, for instance, will detect whether anyone is in the room and turn off the lights if it is empty. If you are away from home, you can use the smart home app on your mobile phone to check to see if the lights are off. If you or your kids forgot to turn off the lights when you left in the morning, you could turn them off with just the touch of a button from the convenience of your smart home app. One-tap scenes like “All Off” turn all the lights off in your home so you never have to go to bed wondering if the kitchen light is still on.
Your lights will be on only when you need them. And when they are on, they’ll use power more efficiently when you upgrade to LEDs. Dimmers also allow you to use a lower amount of energy and extend the lifetime of your bulbs. Save your money and help save the environment at the same time!
Want to learn more about a home lighting automation system for your living space? Applause Custom Sight & Sound is ready to assist. Give us a call or fill out our online contact form to schedule a no-obligation consultation with us. We’d love to hear from you!
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