Over the last few years, the use of LED lighting in the home has soared. More and more households are making the switch to LED bulbs, helping them to slash their energy bills, make their homes more environmentally friendly and transform their interiors.
Two of the most popular spaces to install LED lights are the bathroom and the kitchen. In fact, according to the American Institute of Architects, a huge 90% of architects it surveyed said that LEDs were in increasing demand as kitchen fixtures, while 84% of those asked said LEDs were now a bathroom essential.
One of the main reasons that LEDs are being installed in more and more homes is that they are incredibly flexible. Unlike traditional bulbs, LEDs don’t heat up when they’re switched on. This means that they can be used in confined spaces and in areas where flammable materials are close by.
This gives homeowners a huge amount of freedom when designing their kitchen or bathroom, allowing them to create the space they’ve always wanted.
The energy efficiency of LED Lighting is a big attraction for homeowners looking to lower their energy bills and reduce their carbon footprint. On average, LEDs use 25%-30% less energy than halogen bulbs. Swapping your old, power hungry bulbs for LEDs versions could save you up to £240 a year, a considerable saving for any household.
As well as using less energy, LED bulbs also last a lot longer than their halogen equivalents. In general, a halogen bulbs lasts between 1,000 and 2,000 hours, that’s about one to two years of average use. LEDs on the other hand can last up to 50,000 hours, 25 to 50 times longer than their energy guzzling counterparts.
This makes LEDs much more convenient than traditional bulbs as you don’t need to worry about changing them every few years. If your bulbs are installed as spotlights or in other awkward spaces, this is a huge bonus.
Above all, homeowners are switching to LEDs because they’re stylish. Available in a huge number of different styles and sizes, LEDs will help to transform a bathroom or kitchen, giving it a real wow factor and an undeniable designer aesthetic.
If you’re interested in creating a stylish bathroom or kitchen complete with LED lighting, we can help with advice and installation. Get in touch with a member of our team or have a look around our site to find out more.