6 Key Benefits to Switching to LED Lighting in Your Tiny House
by Guest Blogger Jackie Edwards
All the same benefits to living in a tiny house are found in LED lighting. If you chose to live in a tiny home because it was compact, LEDs are also compact. If protecting the environment is your main concern, light emitting diodes are the eco-friendliest form of lighting available. Here are the top six benefits of having LED lighting in your tiny house.
There are no glass enclosures or filaments in LED light bulbs. This means they can withstand vibrations and heavy impacts. They are kind of like smartphones. They are connected with soldered leads on a circuit board. It is possible to damage them, but it’s much less likely than other forms of illumination that feature glass in their construction.
Better for the Environment
You need fewer diodes to light your house than you would need bulbs. For instance, to get the illumination of a 36-watt diode, you would need an 84-watt incandescent bulb. This can reduce your carbon footprint by as much as 70 percent. And, 95 percent of the power they take in is converted into lighting.
Also, LEDs are brighter than incandescent bulb counterparts. When you install them inside and outside your tiny home, you make it easier for everyone to see, which makes your property safer. Also, they do not contain mercury or other hazardous materials so you don’t have to worry about accidents or special disposal of your diodes.
Unaffected by Cold Temps
You need more energy to heat up when it’s cold outside. That is the basic science that causes other types of light bulbs to dim in winter weather. LEDs get better as the temperature drops. In fact, according to the Department of Energy, the diodes are five percent more efficient at -5 C than at 25 C. This makes them ideal for everything from your refrigerator to your external lights.
LEDs do not actually stop working or burn out. Instead, they just dim over long periods of time. How long? Diodes last anywhere from 30,000 to 100,000 hours. That is up to 11 years of nonstop use. In comparison, incandescent bulbs last about 1,000 hours, and fluorescent bulbs last for 10,000 hours if you’re lucky.
If you live in a tiny house because you want to save on energy, then LED lights are a no-brainer. They are the most energy-efficient alternative on the market. They are the best at converting electricity into light without producing telltale heat.
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