1. Incandescent and Halogen bulbs emit heat. The hotter the light, the more it is costing you in electricity costs. Converting to LED light bulbs can save you up to 90% in energy.
2. LED lights can come in various tones of white from Warm white similar to Halogen and Incandescent, to Cool white similar to fluorescent tubes and CFL bulbs. The most common selection for homes is a colour in-between referred to as Natural White. Led lights can also have variable selection and even full colour.
Colour temperature is measure in Kelvins (K) and range from 2700K to 6500K. This temperature does not have anything to do with how hot the LED bulb feels to the touch as LED lights emit very little heat.
Some colours work better in specific applications and environments and should be chosen with careful consideration of the room it will be placed in. Most people prefer warmer tones for bedrooms (3000-4000k) and prefer cooler colours in work spaces, garages and even outdoor spaces, 5000k is the standard now, as higher than this has too much Blue light.
3. Did you know that some LED lights are harmful? AMA scientific report findings have found that continuous exposure to blue-rich white light at night can reduced sleep, impair daytime functioning and increases risk of cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity.
4. Installing a dimmer with dimmable LED lights will reduce wattage and save more energy costs. Smart lights have dimming built in and because they do not need additional dimmers can not only be the most effective and best looking, but also be the lowest overall cost.