In residential properties, lighting – both its quality and its efficiency – is often as important as the fixtures in which bulbs themselves are placed. This applies particularly to LED light bulbs, since they’re directly tied to monthly energy costs that can impact your bottom line.
First, a quick introduction to LEDs: The acronym LED stands for ‘Light Emitting Diode,’ a semiconductor device that converts electricity into light. LEDs do this more efficiently than incandescent and even compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs, producing more light with far less heat. The lack of heat emitted from an LED bulb is what sets it apart from an incandescent bulb. Heat shortens a bulb's lifespan, and since LEDs operate at lower temperatures, they last comparatively longer than old-fashioned bulbs.
Reasons to Switch
In addition to the potential 80% energy cost savings, here are five more reasons to consider switching your properties lighting to LEDs:
They Can Improve the Mood of Your Residents
Good lighting can create a sense of space and detail, and—if done well—enhance the quality of a setting or space. Good LED lighting can also accomplish these, but with additional unique psychological benefits for residents. Studies show that LED bulbs’ higher color temperature can elevate positive moods and improve performance. LEDs are also found to enable faster reaction times, reduce fatigue, lower depression rates, and even improve visual and cognitive tasks. Switching to LEDs means your residents may feel less stressed in their homes – and that's a good thing for everybody.