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5 Mistakes To Avoid When Upgrading To LED Lighting

Learn how to upgrade your Las Vegas home to LED lighting with these tips

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Upgrading To LED Lighting

LED lighting is more energy-efficient and less costly than other lighting control options. As it is becoming increasingly more frequent, more people are upgrading to LED lighting. But as homeowners make the jump to LED it’s easy to go about it the wrong way and not get their full potential. Our lighting experts have a lot of experience with both new construction and retrofit jobs throughout Las Vegas, NV. Below are some of the most common mistakes they see when people upgrade to LED lighting.

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Using LEDs with an Incompatible Dimmer

LEDs do not work with all dimmers- you will need to use a dimmer that works with the type of LED that you are installing. If you do not use a dimmer switch that is compatible, your light might buzz, hum, flicker, or not even work at all. A professional can help you to find a dimmer that works with your home’s lighting whether you’re going with wired or wireless control.

Using Lights That Make Colors Look Dull

CRI is a way of measuring how accurate a light displays color compared to the sun. Lighting in art galleries and other professional settings where color is paramount usually has a CRI of around 100. For your LEDs at home, 90 is a good number to shoot for to make sure you have accurate color in your home.

Improperly Placing LED Lighting

Improper placement of lights in your home can create lighting that is patchy or has low uniformity. Uneven dim and bright lights will wear out your eyes as they are continually working to adjust to the lighting. In situations where it is difficult to achieve uniformity, LED lights with a high beam angle can be implemented. It is best to consult a professional to determine what is best for your home.

Not Considering the Atmosphere

When replacing incandescent bulbs with LEDs, it is essential to remember that they give off different types of light. Because LEDs can be brighter than incandescent lights, you need to consider the atmosphere you want to create when upgrading. For example, many people are moving to tunable lighting for a more natural feel. Tunable lighting lets you adjust the bulbs color temperature to best fit the intended use of the space.

Buying too Many Lights

LED lighting is more effective than any other lighting. While your first inclination may be to buy a new bulb for every fixture, you might be able to reduce the number of installations that you need, using fewer bulbs to achieve the same level of lighting. This will save you money when upgrading.

LED lighting is becoming increasingly popular as 2020, the deadline for a law to make lightbulbs more efficient comes into effect. Eagle Sentry has been providing top-quality lighting installation to Las Vegas since 1986. Our entire team is committed to providing you the best level of quality and care. Contact us via our online form, send us a chat, or give us a call at (702) 736-8880 to upgrade your lighting today!