Is It Time to Switch to LED Lighting in My Garage?
Picture this scenario: You come home late one night, pull your car into the garage, get out of your car, and the garage is almost totally dark because the light overhead is burned out. Even the most organized of garages can be dangerous to try to navigate through in the dark.
Or maybe, you are working on your car in your garage, but the incandescent or fluorescent lighting is dim, flickering, or simply making it hard to see what you are working on. If you relate to either of these situations, it might be time to consider switching out the old bulbs in your garage for LED lighting.
What Are LED Lights?
LED stands for “light-emitting diode.” An LED is a semiconductor device that gives off visible light when an electric current is passed through it. LEDs are among the fastest-growing lighting technologies, and they are considered as one of the most energy-efficient lighting solutions for most household applications.
On average, household LEDs use less than a quarter of the energy that incandescent lights require for the same amount of light. LEDs even use less energy than fluorescent bulbs do. This means that a switch to LED lighting could quickly pay for itself in savings on your electric bill.
LEDs also last much longer than incandescent or fluorescent lights. A standard incandescent bulb lasts for about 1,000 hours. Fluorescent bulbs typically last for about 10,000 hours. Meanwhile, LED lights generally last for about 25,000 hours. In fact, LEDs last for so long that many light fixtures come with LED lights already installed, which means that they will not need to be replaced for years.
Installing LEDs in Your Garage
In addition to lower operating costs and longer life, LEDs also tend to provide brighter, more consistent light than other options. This makes them ideal for installation both on the interior and exterior of your garage. You could use them for motion-activated floodlights, panel lights over your workbench, or even in track lights on your garage ceiling. LEDs are even available on adhesive strips that can be installed just about anywhere. As incandescent bulbs continue to be phased out in many applications, LEDs may provide an even better alternative for your garage.
Talk to a Chicago Garage Professional
If you are considering a garage update project that includes switching over to LED lighting, the DuPage County garage experts at Blue Sky Builders are ready and willing to help you. Call 630-582-8485 to talk about your options and your goals today.