Homeowner's Tip - The Benefits of LED Lighting

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Real Estate Agent with Holli McCray Home Marketing Group Keller Williams 285682
The Benefits of LED Lighting in Your Home
 
 
Most of us have heard of LED Lighting at this point, but if you're like me, you don't really know why LED (light-emitting diode) is considered better than traditional light bulbs.  I could get into the science of LED lights and how they work, but the purposes of real estate, I don't think it's necessary.  What I do want to point are the benefits LED Lighting can have for your home.  It is most definitely a "green" product and will make your home more energy efficient.  There are also several different color choices and output levels (brightness) you can buy to create the effect you desire in a certain space. 
 
Homes with LED lighting are desirable in today’s housing market for a number of reasons, including:
  • LED lights don’t radiate as much heat
  • They have a much longer life than the alternatives: ". If you leave on the LED fixture for 8h per day it would take around 20 years before you’d have to replace the LED bulb."
  • LED lights are much more energy efficient and reduce power consumption
  • They are free of toxic chemicals and are 100% recyclable. Everyone loves eco-friendly!
  • They’re low voltage, so they are effective both indoors and outdoors

The demand from more energy efficient homes continues to increase.  If you're thinking about selling your home and want to know more about what features home buyers find most important in today's housing market, don't hesitate to call us at (865) 291-0355 or send us an email.

 

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Christine Donovan
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Holli - In a house with 20 year light bulbs, a child might never learn to change a lightbulb.  What would they do in their first apartment ; )

Feb 26, 2015 02:49 PM #15
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We have replaced a lot of fixtures with LED's and they do offer much nicer lighting for the areas.

Feb 26, 2015 09:53 PM #16
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Richie Alan Naggar
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yes to last longer and less to monitor plus...its a good lighting. Bye bye fluorescent?

Feb 26, 2015 10:55 PM #17
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Holli McCray
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Thank you for all the great responses!  I think over time you'll see the cost of LED lighting drop, which will make it even more of a mainstay in homes across the country.  It will be interesting to see what other cool technologies they develop using LED. 

Feb 26, 2015 11:13 PM #18
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When the LED's first arrived, we put them in the bathrooms of our listings, because the corkscrew lights looked hip and trendy.

Feb 27, 2015 10:38 AM #19
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Rob Ernst
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Just about every bulb in our house is LED. There are so many benefit's to them over the other types of bulbs. One added benefit of the long life of an LED is that if you have hard to reach fixtures like that can light at the top of the stairs or high up in a vaulted ceiling you may never have to change the bulb as long as you live in the house.

Feb 27, 2015 11:10 PM #20
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Joshua Clemons
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Great post! It may be worthy of noting that most of your led fixures come with a mail in rebate. I have been looking at l.e.d. lighting for a long time now. I am an avid reef aquarium hobbiest and have seen many developments in l.e.d. lighting over the years. Some companies build l.e.d. chips that are so powerful they can replace MEtal halide lighting reducing heat and power consumption by a factor of 10. The best place to spend your money on l.e.d. lighting would be to replace those big 100 w flood lights for security/motion sensor lighting fixtures. power saved cost vs. bulb cost. etc.

       The smaller bulbs for incandecent/compact florescent replacement can be found for as little as 8 dollars and the great thing about them is the instant on, meaning no more warm up time for those replacing compact flourescents. You are 3 times more likley to shut the lights on and off when you don't have to wait for the light to reach full output.

Mar 02, 2015 02:19 AM #21
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Dana Cottingame
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Dallas, TX

I asked for LED light bulbs for Christmas. Costco carries them and 3 60 watt or 3 40 watt bulbs were under $20.  I like the color, they don't get hot so they are safer and at the price of regular bulbs these days they aren't that expensive.

Mar 02, 2015 02:21 AM #22
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Art Welch
Superstars Realty - Buckeye, AZ
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The most powerful reason in my area to use them is just overall heat.  As the temps in the summer are over 110 daily the use of the low temp bulbs really saves in more ways than one.

Mar 02, 2015 02:36 AM #23
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Beautiful photo and very nice Blog!

Mar 02, 2015 03:27 AM #24
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Kimo Jarrett
WikiWiki Realty - Huntington Beach, CA
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LED's are not only more efficient but very affordable.

Mar 02, 2015 05:40 AM #25
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Laura Moore
Coldwell Banker - Granite Bay, CA
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We recently replaced all our "can lights" with LED can's as part of an energy update.  We noticed a big difference right away.

Mar 02, 2015 06:30 AM #26
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Marte Cliff
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We've been switching gradually. Our house has way too many "can lights" with miserable access to change the bulbs because of hokey trim. The "correct bulbs" (per the electrician) for these are about $6-$8 each and sometimes only last a week or two. 

At one point I switched to the curly fluorescents, but after reading how often they catch fire, I got rid of them. 

Recently I've been buying the LED's with their own trim. Now if they really last as advertised, I won't have to think about those lights until I'm too old to climb a ladder and change them.

I would think that those lights would be a selling point in a home - who wouldn't love to have light bulbs that won't need to be changed for 20 years?

Mar 02, 2015 08:56 AM #27
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I'm not tossing out lightbulbs that still work, but I'm replacing with LED as they need replacing.

Mar 02, 2015 09:10 AM #28
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DEBORAH STONE
Balboa Real Estate San Diego, CA - San Diego, CA

In my kitchen renovation, I installed LED recessed cans  on dimmers in the ceiling & under upper cabinet "light" strips--they  are phenomenal! Generating heat is a real issue in a warm climate, & they are such a cost saving alternative. Great technology & thanks for the  informative post.

Mar 02, 2015 09:16 AM #29
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Getting consumers to understand the cost savings is a challenge. Here is another great article on LED lighting.

http://designsolutionskgp.com/demystifying-led-lighting/

Mar 02, 2015 06:15 PM #30
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Dana Basiliere
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It is an up front investment that is well worth it. The CFL's are not my choice. I disapprove of the mercury and the slow start. LED yes.

Mar 02, 2015 10:05 PM #31
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very nice!

Mar 02, 2015 11:45 PM #32
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What a great read I came across today, keep them coming for the active Rainers.

Mar 15, 2015 12:33 PM #33
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LEDs are a great thing if you live off the grid and need to be conservative in your energy usage. Even Christmas tree lights now come in LED versions.

Mar 25, 2015 07:14 PM #34
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