LED light fixtures offer several benefits over other types of garage lighting. When homeowners choose to renovate their garage, the first thing on their mind is getting the most out of every dollar spent. One of the easiest ways to accomplish that is to install LED garage fixtures. Home improvement stores offer an abundance of LED lighting ideas that can be adapted to almost any garage setting.
When creating a floor plan for the garage, the use of LED light fixtures will actually help lay out the cabinets and other features more efficiently. It will also help determine the best placement for all of the light fixtures and the switches needed to turn them on and off.
An LED garage light fixture is extremely cost efficient. Many cost the same or similar to other fixtures designed to hold fluorescent and incandescent bulbs. LED lights can last up to 50,000 hours, much longer than incandescent bulbs which tend to burn out after approximately 10,000 hours. These lights come in various sizes and will fit in most light fixtures. They work with dimmer switches as well, which adds to the savings. By being able to lessen the amount of light being used, it not only increases the lifespan of the bulb, it saves on electricity as well.
The materials used to manufacture LED garage light fixtures are also less expensive to manufacture. The reduced production costs are passed down to the customers in lower prices and better guarantees. Over the years, the homeowner will only have to purchase a fraction of the number of bulbs that would be needed for incandescent and fluorescent fixtures.
LED light bulbs burn brighter than other types of bulbs. Fluorescent bulbs can put out an abundance of light, but it takes time for them to achieve full brightness. Because of their ability to illuminate large areas, fewer fixtures are needed. This prevents using an excessive amount of electricity to light fixtures that don’t really need to be there. By strategically placing the lights where they will be the most efficient, a homeowner can use fewer fixtures with brighter lights, saving both time and money when it comes to changing light bulbs and buying replacements.
LED lights turn on instantly, unlike fluorescent bulbs that can take several minutes to reach full brightness. When a fluorescent light is turned on the gas must warm to a specific temperature causing the gas inside the bulb to produce light. Incandescent bulbs light up quickly and can be used with dimmer switches, but the use of a dimmer switch can reduce the life span of the bulb. The average lifespan of an incandescent bulb is less than 2,000 hours which means an LED light will last 15 x longer. The numbers are shocking, but the savings is real.
Fluorescent and incandescent bulbs are manufactured using a variety of materials. Fluorescent bulbs contain many toxins that are hazardous to the environment. LED lights are not made using any toxic substances. They are environmentally sound and produce the maximum amount of light with minimal impact on the environment.
LED lights do not contain any glass. This means that if they are struck by an object or a hard vibration rattles their fixture, they will not fall to the floor and shatter. Instead they are able to withstand an enormous amount of force without breaking. Their strength and durability make them ideal for outdoor areas where kids play sports and participate in other recreational activities.
Other bulbs produce heat due to the electricity used to power them is forced through a filament. As the light is created, heat is also generated. This why the air around a lighted fixture is often much warmer than other areas of the garage. The generation of this excess heat wastes excessive amounts of energy. In fact, it takes more electricity to produce the heat the light bulb makes than it does the light. Unlike conventional light bulbs, LED lights remain cool to the touch, even after they have been on for several hours
LED lights are capable of focusing the maximum amount of light in a single direction. This means they are ideal for projects and activities that require an extremely high level of precision. Small fixtures can easily be placed over countertops or in drop lights where the light can be placed wherever it is needed and stored out of the way when not in use.
Larger light fixtures can be used to light up open areas of the garage such as the bay. When there are two bays, a light can be placed over each side so that they can be turned off and on independently of one another. This makes it easy to see when going from the car to the house door without having to turn on every light in the area.
LED garage fixtures are becoming increasingly popular with homeowners who are looking for true value and versatility. The combine energy efficiency with stylish looks and provide an ample amount of light for much less than incandescent or fluorescent bulbs.