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As we all know, in the past few years, technologies have grown at a staggering pace. New products come out everyday, and the latest and greatest thing is always just around the corner. Lighting is no different. Several years ago, LED(Light Emitting Diodes) began to emerge as a viable lighting solution. Since that time, LED’s have grown to become a major part of the lighting industry. The benefits of LED’s are numerous and significant. The most important benefits are the following:
1. LED’s are incredibly energy efficient. For the same lumen output, they are significantly lower wattage than any other type of light fixture, cutting energy costs by a significant amount.
2. The lights themselves last for a very long time, reducing maintenance costs. LED’s are usually rated for around 50,000 hours of use. To put it in a perspective, a metal halide fixture, a commonly used outdoor fixture, has a life of usually around 20,000 hours. This means that the LED will outlast the metal halide by roughly double.
3. There are good rebates in Vermont right now for installing LED fixtures. Efficiency Vermont at this time offers rebates right now that usually covers around half of the cost of many fixtures.
LED’s, though still somewhat expensive, have many benefits and create a good light which will match many existing fixtures. The rebates offered by efficiency Vermont will also not be around forever, so now is the time to install these fixtures. At Rob Stubbins Electric we keep ourselves current with new products and emerging technologies. We have installed many new LED fixtures, and continually try to make sure we are giving our customers the best quality, most energy efficient lighting. If you would like more information on LED’s or other energy efficient lighting, or are interested in upgrading to LED’s, give us a call and we can answer questions you may have, tell you what rebates are available, and let you know how you can cut down on your energy costs.
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