Introducing LED Lighting into your home this winter is a great way of staving off the winter blues. Winter is traditionally associated with Christmas and New Year's Celebrations, cosying round a fire and building a snow man or two. However, as the days grow colder and the nights become steadily longer you will also find yourself heating your home for longer and turning your lights on earlier in the evening. So if you want to make your utility bills a little less memorable try switching to energy saving LED Lights today!
Fireplaces are a welcome addition during the winter months. Whether it be a large open fire in a rustic cottage or an electric fire in a modern house, they are a very pleasant way of warming our homes with plenty of affordable heat and light. They also make a stylish center piece for a room as the image above shows. However, they are not the only way to make your home feel warmer. Your choice of lighting can do the same.
'If you are still using traditional light bulbs, chances are your fireplace won't be the only thing in your home producing a lot of heat and light. Incandescent light bulbs are notorious for being a little hot-headed!' One of the biggest problems with incandescent bulbs is their filament. They create light by heating a metal filament wire to a high temperature until it glows. Unfortunately, this also means that most of the energy is lost through emanating heat. Instead of using filaments, LED Lights rely on semiconductor diodes to create light. This means over 90 per cent of the energy used by an LED is converted into visible light. A lot less is wasted as unnecessary heat and you will be able to keep your lighting bills down.
To keep your home looking its cosiest during the winter months you will definitely want to opt for warm white LED Bulbs. These bear a close resemblance to the light produced by old incandescent and halogen bulbs. Keep a look out for the Kelvin rating on your LED Light Bulbs; anything below 3500K is considered warm. They are designed for promoting a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, but their warm amber hue is also perfect for creating a cosy ambiance in living rooms and bedrooms. Perfect when you are trying to keep out the cold on a winter evening. So remember, keep your heat where it is needed this winter by choosing LED Lights over wasteful incandescent bulbs.