We've already spoken about how beneficial it is to switch to LED bulbs. LED lights slash utility bills and help you make less of an impact on the environment, what more incentive do you need? With that being said, making the switch all at once without knowing what you're getting into can be overwhelming, even expensive in some cases. If you're interested in LED lighting upgrades, here is some step by step advice.
Find Your Perfect Temperature
The very first step in determining the right plan is picking the right bulb. LED "bulbs" come in a host of different temperatures and everybody has different preferences of what they like. Light temperature is measured on the kelvin scale; the lower the number the "warmer" the light. The cozy, vintage glow of a tungsten light bulb is about 2,000 kelvin, while 5,000 kelvin is closer to the direct light of the mid-day sun. For some people, a cooler light is too harsh. For others, a warm light appears too sleepy. This guide will help you choose a design scheme based on how you use different rooms.
Identify the Best Candidates for Replacement
Now that you've figured out the right color temperature(s), it's time to choose which bulbs you'll replace first. If you have the money to retrofit your entire building, go for it! Otherwise, start by identifying which lights you use the most. Replacing only the lights that get the most use will net you the most savings. If the lights you're replacing are dimmable, make sure the LEDs you buy are compatible - it will say so right on the package.
Choose Your Desired Brightness
You also need to identify how much light you're going to need. Brightness is measured in lumens and is different from the color temperature measured by the kelvin scale. More lumens means a brighter light. In general, a typical 60 watt bulb would be replaced with a 6-8 watt LED, which emits about 800 lumens.
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about making the switch to LEDs.