It’s lighting season! What does this mean?
It means a couple of things actually. It means that the daylight hours get shorter so your lights have to stay on longer. It means that as the temperature goes down, electricity demands go up, and with it, the price. On a positive note, this also means that it’s time to put up those beautiful holiday decorations.
So why does the price of electricity go up so much during the winter?
Did you know that natural gas is used not only to heat our homes, but to generate the electricity needed to power them as well? This creates a high demand, causing prices to inevitably go up. However, there is one simple step you can take to reduce your energy consumption: Switch to LED lights.
Reason #1: LED lights last longer than traditional bulbs
In fact, most LED lights are projected to last for up to 50,000 hours. Furthermore, new developments and innovations are constantly being made to improve the quality of what is currently available on the market.
Reason #2: LEDs reduce your electricity bill
We understand the hesitance that many people share over the initial cost of buying LED light bulbs. However, because LEDs use significantly less watts per unit of light produced than traditional light bulbs, you’ll start seeing savings on your next electricity bill.
We know that making the switch to LEDs all at once can be intimidating and costly, so why not make it an easy transition? Start replacing your old bulbs one at a time as they burn out so you can start saving immediately, especially since LED lightbulbs are up to 90% more energy efficient than traditional light bulbs.
Reason #3: LEDs are a good investment
When we look at the overall benefits of switching over and how much you stand to save by making the investment now, the choice seems clear. To find out how much you can save, check out the energy savings calculator offered by WAC Lighting.
Reason #4: Rebate programs are available for businesses making the switch
There are a wide variety of state rebate programs that will significantly reduce the cost of your LED investment. To help you get started, Great Eastern Energy is offering free lighting consultations to businesses in New York and New Jersey.
Want to learn more about LED lights? Read 15 Benefits of LED Lighting and see why you should make the switch.
At Great Eastern Energy, we’re major proponents of energy efficiency, we love sharing tips to help reduce your carbon footprint, as well as your energy bills. So keep checking back and we’ll keep sharing!