Why LED lighting for your home

Ran Yang
Why LED lighting for your home
I recently gave a mini talk on the topic of energy savings and smart homes. This event was held at the improve Canada Mall. Since I have been in the LED business for quite a while now; I do have some things to say to share with you on this topic. This talk was mainly informative and I have summarized some of the key points from my speech:

     First, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Ran and my company is named C&C Lighting. I have been in the LED business since 2010, when LED products first hit the market. We originally started with just LED light bulbs in the very beginning. However, over the past 12 years we have seen the LED market explode. In fact, the slim LED pot light has taken over the market so much so that most of the light sources today have some form of LED components in them. 

    C&C lighting has managed to keep our business model quite simple as we partner with LED manufactures directly. This means no other trade companies or other distribution companies are involved. This allows us to offer our customers the best price for value, and also provides us with the most direct feedback from the market. Because of this we are able to improve styles and control the quality of the lights. 

    Also we insure best customer service because our customers are dealing directly with the retail whole sale and manufacture all in one .

      On the topics of energy saving and smart homes; LEDs drastically change the energy wastage of traditional lighting sources. LEDs have also opened up more possibilities to consumers when it comes to style. With the energy savings and style choices; In conjunction with other lighting control technologies, you can now really upgrade your lighting game. 

      This write up will explain some of the benefits of using LEDs along with energy savings and style options associated with them. It will also address lighting controls and the rising concerns of light pollution and how to avoid it.

      When it comes to LED lighting, the term “lumens” is used to measure the brightness of the light. The higher the lumens, the brighter the light will be. These differ from incandescent bulbs which are measured in Watts, Watts measure the amount of energy in a light. 

      Even though watts and Lumens  do not exactly measure the same things, it is possible to estimate the amount of lumens that a particular watt bulb would produce. 

      The products on the market are typically around 100 to 150 lumens per watt. Just to give you an example a 100w incandescent bulb is about 1600 lumens. A LED bulb of the same brightness is only about 10 watts for most manufactures. This means that the LED bulb is roughly 90% more efficient then the incandescent bulb.

      The government has been giving out rebates to push households and businesses towards LED lights, in order to reduce the earth’s carbon footprint. Not only do LEDs reduce our carbon footprint but they also provide the average home with a cost savings of 300 dollars per year.
      In my option, LED lights are the best light source that technology can offer today. For the last few holdouts out there, it is one thing to be reminiscent of the past and another to make the right choice and use LEDs instead!

      In regards to interior design when it comes to LEDs, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, if you are starting to change to LEDs, you will probably need to change every light in that room. This will create a sense of continuity in your room. As interior design has changed over the years to more of a minimalistic feel, LED lights are a perfect fit. They make it easier to have recessed lighting in offices and homes. LED pot light have a slim profile and offer many different colour options. They can be installed in aluminum channels which serve a variety of functions, that help LED strip lights look and work more like traditional lighting. 

      LED lighting can be used in multiple aspects of interior and exterior design. Some examples include; outdoor landscaping, flood lights, lights for pathways, security lights, pool lighting, Christmas decoration...just to name a few. These lights can be operated by motion sensors and timers. You can see examples on C&C Lighting’s Instagram and Pinterest feeds.

      Light control is very important when it comes to modifying the lighting in your homes and offices to reduce energy consumption. There needs to be consideration about how the light is distributed and controlled, especially outdoors in artificial lighting situations. This will allow you to use the light you’ve got to the best of its ability. LEDs offer dimming options and colour options, which include R G B C W. Combinations are limitless. They also allow you to set different modes and settings such as working, night time, dinner, movie, morning, etc.  They can also be connected and operated by WIFI on your smart home system.

      To recap; we have just talked about some of the available LED products on the market. We recommend that you use a combination of light sources, ambient lighting, accent lighting and task lights. Make sure you think about how you use your lights, when you use them, and your personal preference about the style you are trying to achieve in your home. 

      In closing remember to always be aware of the light pollution in your home. Shut off as many lights in your home and offices as possible, especially at night. Close your drapes at night (manually or automated) especially if you live in a high rise. Keep in mind that you can really upgrade and elevate your interior game and style. Have some fun with the lighting design in your home.