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Why You Shouldn’t DIY Your Electrical Work


LED lights are a rapidly advancing technology. Using them can result in savings on your electric bill and increased control of your home system. LED lighting is different from incandescent or fluorescent because it uses light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that produce visible light when electric current passes through them. Here are the top reasons you should use them in every room.

Long Life

Although LED lights may be more expensive, they have extremely long lifespans compared to traditional bulbs. While an incandescent light has an expected lifetime of about 1,000 hours, LEDs can operate for up to 100,000 hours - equal to 11 years of continuous operation.

Energy Efficiency

LEDs have high energy efficiency, which will result in a lower utility bill. They have an estimated efficiency of 80 to 90 percent, meaning the vast majority of electrical energy is converted to light, while only 10 to 20 percent is lost in other energy forms like heat. In contrast, traditional incandescent bulbs operate at 20 percent energy efficiency. For extra energy savings, look for ones with an Energy Star rating.

Design Flexibility

LEDs open up many design options because they create directional lighting. Unlike traditional bulbs, which cast light all around, LEDs emit light in a specific direction. They can be combined in any shape to create various lighting effects. Individual ones can be brightened or dimmed, giving you dynamic control of light and distribution.

LED lights are a small change that can make a big difference in your residence or business. For more electrical tips and services, call David Gray Electrical Services at (904) 605-8190 or visit