Upgrade to LED or new fixtures for improved lighting and energy efficiency.
Your home is your castle, right? Lighting technology has made great advancements since the days of toxic oil-soaked torches and candles. Technology continues to rapidly evolve with more advanced, longer lasting, and highly efficient options that exceed those of the incandescent and florescent bulbs of the last century. Steps to improve lighting in your home ranges from simple bulb replacement, switch and/or fixture upgrades, adding light layers, to full light control systems.
Compared to incandescent or fluorescent lighting, a simple switch to LED lighting offers numerous benefits. LED (light emitting diode) is a light source capable of up to 90% more efficiency than last century’s incandescent bulb. LED brings more flexible lighting options, all while decreasing your electric bill. The traditional incandescent bulb burns out. Usually LED’s experience “lumen depreciation.” An LED will gradually lose its brightness over an extended period. The life span of an LED is determined by when it has lost 30% of its brightness. So, unlike being cast into sudden darkness with old technology, you simply eventually notice it does not seem as bright and have time to make plans to change bulbs.
Lighting retrofits are cost-effective lighting enhancements that reduce maintenance costs over time, improve your system’s dependability, and increase the overall quality of lighting in your space. The current technology often adds increased light output, enhanced color, and reduced glare.
Options are available for smart LED bulbs that are app or voice controlled via services such as Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, and Google Home. The app-controlled bulbs provide the ability to utilize the app’s timer feature, and depending on the bulb, brightness, and color control.
Replacing current standard on/off switches with dimmer switches gives added flexibility and can reduce electricity usage. Instead of operating a light fixture at maximum capacity or brightness, the dimmer switch allows you to use only the amount of light you need for the desired result. A wide range of dimmer switches are available, including programmable, in-house remote-control operation, and app-controlled smart dimmer switches for the ultimate convenience. Leading Edge Electric will install the appropriate type of dimmer switch for the light fixture and bulb type.
Light sensors allow light fixtures to operate based on natural light levels in the room. Motion sensors are great in areas where lights tend to be left on while the room is unoccupied. Many motion sensors allow for sensitivity adjustment, so Fido, your pet snapping turtle does not trigger the light while it runs around its racetrack.
The smart lighting system allows the complete integration of the lights in your home, including motorized blinds and app-controllable fixtures and appliances. The smart lighting system allows users to remotely operate lights while away from home, create lighting schedules, scenes, dimming, and full automation. Control the lights of your home from the airport as you begin your next adventure or while lounging in bed.
Great advancements exist in the beautification and functionality of fixtures, including turning the bulky and dated track lighting of yesteryear into the sleek modernized fixtures of today. Elegant design elements have been incorporated into today’s modern light fixtures, bringing graceful and flexible shapes to track lighting, eye-catching or subtlety to ceiling fixtures, chandeliers, pendant lights and more, satisfying nearly every style preference.
In the kitchen, lighting selections have expanded to include energy-efficient undercabinet lighting and shadow eliminating task lighting, pendant lights, cove, soffit, or valance lighting, in addition to flush-mount ceiling fixtures, new treatments for recessed can lights, and track lighting as mentioned above.
Accent lighting may be utilized to feature any desired element anywhere in the home. These elements could include such things such as an architectural feature, artwork, sculpture, or plant.
Upgrading or adding lighting in the walk-in closet eliminates the guesswork of color matching, and the surprise of seeing that stunning, well-planned “walk-in closet with questionable lighting approved” outfit become a different version of stunning once it appears in better lighting.
Eliminate the extra wires, tippy tri-pods and bulky soft box lights that have accumulated during the era of work-from-home. Have Leading Edge Electric design a landscape of light for your home office that brings out your best appearance, without the added mess. We will create a design to illuminate your radiant face evenly, without feeling as if you are staring into a spotlight while preparing for the leading role of the next Broadway show. Unless, of course, you are preparing for the leading role. Someone is preparing. It could be you. Those dance moves and jazz hands are all on you, but we can aim the spotlight!
Add convenience of controlling your video conferencing light system via an app for fully customizable usage. Pre-program “scenes” that define which lights are on, their brightness level and color warmth.
No matter how urgent an electrical repair may seem, it is extremely dangerous to attempt solving electrical problems without professional training. If you or someone else are not injured or killed during your attempt, there is still a great chance that something was done incorrectly, posing a dangerous risk to you, your home, or your family. Faulty electrical wiring is the number one cause of house fires in the United States, according to the National Fire Protection Agency. To ensure the safety of your home and loved ones, always rely on a licensed professional for any electrical services. Hire a professional. Your life and safety of your property depend on it.