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Smart lighting could cut your energy usage considerably

LED Bulb

One of the most exciting innovations in lighting in recent years has been the light emitting diode (LED) bulb, which promises to usher in a new era of energy efficiency. These bulbs use considerably less power than a traditional incandescent light and even a compact fluorescent (CFL) bulb while providing the same amount of illumination. They can also last many years longer.

But one of the most important features of LED lights is that they can be connected to a network, and with the power of the internet, your lighting can become "smart," anticipating when the house is occupied and when it is vacant, as well as adjusting brightness to better accommodate your lifestyle.

The Christian Science Monitor recently covered the advent of smart lighting systems, which have been shown to cut energy consumption by over 90 percent in some cases. For a large household, this could mean thousands of dollars in savings over a period of several years. The source details the efforts of Gary Raymond, a property owner in Chicago, to convert the lighting system in one of his commercial warehouses to a smart network. The switch brought the facility's yearly energy expenses from around $50,000 down to less than $5,000.

Saving electricity is one of the easiest ways to stabilize your family or business' finances. If you're interested in how you can benefit from installing a more efficient lighting system, we recommend contacting John C. Flood today to discuss the options available to you. We can have one of our DC electrical repair specialists take you step by step through the conversion process so that you can begin saving money immediately.