Home Improvement: Lighting Your Way to Savings

Shorter days mean less natural light to brighten up our homes and businesses. With a long and dark season ahead, it’s a good time to consider lighting improvements. While still more expensive than incandescent and CFL (compacted fluorescent) bulbs, LEDs (light-emitting diodes) are coming down in price. Increasing affordability, superior efficiency, and extensive lifespan make LEDs a good, long-term choice for residents and business owners looking to save money on their electricity bills.

How do LEDs stack up against other bulbs?

According to US Department of Energy, LEDs use only 20-25% the energy that incandescent bulbs do and last 25 times as long. CFL bulbs are a more efficient option than incandescent, but still LEDs lead the way.

For a look at what options are available on the market, check out this Popular Mechanics article on LED, CFL, and other lighting products.

An increasingly practical and affordable option, LEDs can keep your home bright and save you money.

- Jason Schaefer
401(e) Home Energy Service

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