LED light bulbs are quickly becoming the most popular choice for consumers. Not only do they use up to 85% less energy than traditional incandescent or halogen bulbs, but they also last for up to 22 years compared to only 1 to 2 years for those bulbs. Their long lifespans make them ideal for hard to reach spots, such as pot lights or fixtures in vaulted ceilings.
The cost of LEDs has come down considerably in the last couple of years, but the initial cost output is offset by long-term savings. If you were to convert all the bulbs in your house to LEDs, you would see a noticeable reduction in your energy consumption.
There’s also a wider selection of different shapes and looks of LED bulbs, as they become more similar to incandescent bulbs. And, since the wattage on LEDs is much lower than incandescents, you never have to worry about choosing a bulb that’s got a higher wattage than the max output that your fixture requires.
There’s also a growing number of LED smart lights coming into stores as connected home technology becomes more popular. These bulbs can be dimmed, change colour or be turned off remotely from a mobile device.