5 unexpected benefits of LED lightbulbs

It’s no secret that LED lightbulbs save energy and money. In fact, because LEDs use 75% less energy than incandescent bulbs and last 35 to 50 times longer, each bulb can save you up to $166 over their lifetime.1 But beyond energy and cost savings, there are some unexpected benefits of LED lightbulbs too.

1. LED lightbulbs keep rooms cooler.

Especially during the summer, Arizona air conditioners are on overdrive. If you have incandescent bulbs or CFLs in your home, your lighting is making your AC work even harder. LEDs, on the other hand, use 95% of their energy as light as opposed to heat. That’s the same reason why you can easily touch an LED without burning yourself.

LED lightbulbs keep rooms cooler.

2. LEDs attract fewer insects.

When you’re outside enjoying the beautiful Arizona evening weather, bugs can really ruin your night. Incandescent bulbs and CFLs invite bugs by emitting ultraviolet (UV) light or infrared radiation. Luckily, LEDs emit very little UV light or infrared radiation, which makes them nearly invisible to many of the common pests that will ruin your outdoor dinner.2

LED lightbulbs attract fewer insects.

3. LEDs offer a spectrum of color.

When it comes to setting the mood, there’s no better type of light than an LED. LEDs come in a variety of color options, including natural white, warm white, daylight white and even color-changing bulbs that you can control from your smartphone!

LEDs offer a spectrum of color.

4. LED lightbulbs can be smart.

As our homes get more connected through devices like Amazon Echo and Google Home, LEDs are getting smarter too. With smart bulbs, you can control the indoor and outdoor lighting of your home with just a few taps on your smartphone or with your voice on a connected home device. Many of these bulbs offer almost unlimited color options and the ability to set lighting schedules.

LEDs can be smart.

5. Plants love LEDs.

LEDs give off virtually no heat and provide more directed light, making them ideal grow lights for indoor plants. They can also be programmed to simulate the color temperature of sunlight while simultaneously producing the red and blue band spectrums needed for both vegetative growth and flowering.3

Plants love LED lightbulbs.

There are many reasons to upgrade the lights in your home to LEDs. And luckily, SRP customers can get instant rebates on LED bulbs online at SRP’s Marketplace and at participating Valley retailers.

Upgrade your lightbulbs to LEDs today!

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Nicole is on SRP's integrated marketing communications team, specializing in digital strategy. She has called Arizona home since 2013 and currently resides in Mesa with her husband, Michael, and their three rescued pets. In her free time, she enjoys off-roading, camping and generally exploring the Southwest.

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