Most people don’t think about their light bulbs very often, except for when it is time to change them. It’s natural to assume you should just grab the cheapest package of bulbs on the shelf at the hardware store. But all light bulbs are not created equal.

We always recommend LED bulbs to our customers because they save you money in the long run and they are better for the environment. Here are five reasons LEDs are the best light bulbs from our team of electricians at The Happy Outlet.

1. Energy Savings

The number one reason you should switch from incandescent light bulbs to LEDs is the money you can save on your electric bill. LEDs use 25-80% less energy than incandescents because they don’t waste any energy producing heat.

That means if you decorate a Christmas tree or leave your lights on all day, your electric bill won’t spike as drastically as it does normally. Even though LEDs cost more money upfront, they will pay for themselves with energy savings. And they will reduce your carbon footprint too!

2. Longer Lasting Light

LEDs can last 3-25 times longer than their incandescent competitors. Since LEDs do not have filaments, they won’t go out suddenly. They will slowly dim over time until they must be replaced. The higher price tag for LED bulbs is a lot less annoying when you can buy your light bulbs a lot less often.

3. Better Durability

LEDs are designed with durability in mind. They are shock-resistant, making them less likely to shatter if dropped. They are ideal for outdoor lighting because they can withstand wind, rain, or hail better than incandescent bulbs can.

4. Customization

Most people picture bright white or neon lights when they think of LEDs. But the reality is, LEDs are now made in a wide variety of shapes, colors, and styles. If you want warm lighting or bulbs in a particular shape, you won’t have to sacrifice your personal style for your energy savings. With LEDs, you can have both.

5. Environmental Impact

LEDs do not contain toxic chemicals or elements like mercury. This protects the environment from leakage after used bulbs are discarded. Since there are electronic components inside of LED bulbs, they can be recycled so that they won’t end up in a landfill anyway.

Did these reasons convince you LEDs are the best lights?

If you still aren’t sure LEDs are worth the extra money upfront, buy a small pack and give them a try. Once you have experienced the energy bill savings, longer lifespan, and enhanced durability, you might not want to buy anything else!

If you need any new lighting solutions for your home, give us a call at The Happy Outlet. Our live call center is standing by.

If you need any electrical repairs, replacements, or upgrades in your Carson City home, contact The Happy Outlet! Give us a call at 833-2B-HAPPY to schedule an appointment and get started.