Light emitting diode (LED) lighting has come a long way since the technology’s introduction in the 1970s. The lighting has gained popularity because today’s LED lights are around seven times more efficient that incandescent bulbs, don’t produce heat, use 75% less energy and last 25 times as long as incandescent bulbs. The electricians from San Luis Obispo’s Electricraft, Inc. consider LED lighting to be one of the most electrical energy-saving advances available. When LED lighting is used with solar installations, the savings for families, businesses and industry can be very impressive.
Today, LED lighting has become an important architectural and interior design component as well as gaining a place in lighting homes, commercial and industrial buildings, public spaces, sports arenas, entertainment venues and more. Installing LED lighting can range from simply screwing a new LED bulb into a favorite lamp or other lighting fixture, to choosing and installing lighting fixtures to fit into any need or décor.
Converting to LED lighting doesn’t necessarily require rewiring unless new fixtures are being installed in new locations. However, if you are considering a major conversion it’s wise to consult an electrician and the San Luis Obispo team from Electricraft has the experience and credentials for a successful conversion.
The innovations in LED lighting have sparked a trend in human-centric lighting (HCL), which can support well-being and productivity through lighting in a variety of environments. The LED lighting can be tuned to mimic daylight or other qualities of light that influence the human circadian rhythm. Lighting can be digitally adjusted to either correspond to the circadian rhythm or to stimulate it in a more natural manner.
The United States Department of Energy reports, “Widespread use of LED lighting has a large potential impact on energy savings in the United States. By 2035, the majority of lighting installations are anticipated to use LED technology, and energy savings from LED lighting could top 569 TWh annually by 2035, equal to the annual energy output of more than 92 1,000 MW power plants.”
LED products are available in a growing list of home and industrial products. Some of the most common LED products include:
- Industrial and commercial lighting where the high efficiency and directional nature makes LED lights ideal for industrial and business uses. LEDs are increasingly common in street lights, parking lots and garages, public spaces such as parks, walkways, arenas and even refrigerated case lighting.
- Home and office lighting where better visibility is a matter of productivity, security and safety.
- LED replacement bulbs that work in almost any lamp or other lighting fixture. LEDs can affordably replace 40, 60, 75 and even 100 Watt incandescent bulbs. Be sure to read the lighting facts label to be sure the LED bulb is the right brightness and color for its intended use.
- LED holiday lights consume less electricity than traditional holiday lights, plus they are much cooler reducing the chance of fire or burns. Made with epoxy lenses instead of glass, they are more resistant to breaking, they last longer and several strings can be connected without overloading a wall socket.
No project is too small or too big for the San Luis Obispo electricians from Electricraft. From repairing light fixtures in homes to installing the latest solar systems and commercial and industrial electrical construction Electricraft has a dedication to cost-effective green projects and the experience and track record to deliver electrical systems to the customer’s satisfaction.
Serving the community since 1984, this family-owned business assures professional, on time, quality service to our customers at a fair price. Electricraft prides itself in “making it happen” – completing the work right the first time and acknowledges the urgent, short response time necessary to mobilize and complete projects in the current fast-paced construction atmosphere of today’s market. Electricraft is available on a 24-hour, 7 day a week emergency basis to provide immediate service and repair of any electrical component or system.