We all enjoy the wonders of modern technology, like computers, cellphones, and home voice assistants every single day. However, amidst all these new gadgets, we may have overlooked one of the most impressive energy-savers of all: the lightbulb.
Energy-efficient lighting is a great way to save on utilities. Whether you’re a homeowner, a business owner, or a manufacturer, making the change can help save you a lot of money.
Lightbulbs Throughout the Years
When they were first created in the 1800s, lightbulbs came in one form—incandescents. This technology served the modern world for hundreds of years, but was eventually replaced in residential areas by fluorescent bulbs in the 1970s.
Finally, in the mid-1980s, compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) gained popularity. These bulbs can last up to 10 times as long as a standard incandescent bulbs, which means that you can use about 70% less energy lighting a space.
Fastforward to the 2000s, LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, join the market and are even more efficient. Unlike CFL bulbs, they don’t contain any mercury. LED lights can last up to five times as long as most bulbs on the market. They also use substantially less energy, which is very important when it comes to lighting big areas, like factories, hospitals, or schools.
Making the Change
If you’re building a new home, doing a few renovations, or another project in need of some electrical work, having a qualified electrician on hand to install new fixtures is always a good idea.
At JDP Electric Inc., we’re experienced at helping clients make the transition to energy-efficient lighting. Part of our services involves helping clients know how many lights they will need and where those lights should be located. Our project managers work hard to build relationships and understanding with our clients, including homeowners, business owners, and manufacturers. Make your vision a reality and get started today by calling us at 701-232-1991 or by reaching out online!