How High-Tech Lighting Can Improve Your Home Lighting has come a long way since the humble incandescent bulb, and recent advances in technology means lights are cheaper to run, more long-lasting, and more creative than ever before. It might seem unnecessary, but replacing the old fixtures in your home with modern lights has a host of benefits. Here’s four ways installing modern, high-tech lights will benefit your home.
It adds value
You might be thinking that an investment in new lighting isn’t worth it, particularly if you don’t plan to be in your home for much longer, but upgrading to modern lights will actually improve the value of your home, and in some cases, add more value than the initial investment. If you want to sell your home, then every real estate agent will insist that you do your best to make the house look clean, tidy, and attractive. New, modern lights and fittings will also make your home more appealing to prospective buyers, as it shows you care about home upkeep.
Where traditional light bulbs either wouldn’t fit or couldn’t be wired, modern lighting can be installed in small cupboards and pantries, closets or even drawers. It’s also possible to place small lights along hallways at low levels if you frequently feel the need to use the bathroom in the night – no more walking into walls and doorways! Some lights are available with special protectors so they won’t short-circuit in a power surge or lightning strike, so you won’t be left in the dark. You can also get sensors installed for lights, so they can turn on when you walk into a room, which means no more searching for the switch in the dark and risking a fall.
It saves money
Light bulbs had the same design for over a century – a carbon filament would heat up until it was white-hot. Anyone who’s accidentally touched a bulb knows how hot they can get! However, the new LED bulbs don’t heat up at all, making them far more energy efficient. Not only will it save money on your monthly electricity bill, but LED bulbs also last far longer than traditional incandescent bulbs, so that initial investment will pay off over time.
Many bulbs on the market now come with a range of customizable features. Some can be controlled from anywhere, either by a remote or by a smart phone, or can be scheduled to turn off and on. This is an added security feature if you’re out of the house on vacation or for a weekend away, as your house won’t look empty. Another feature is full customization – as well as shades of white, many bulbs can now be programmed to every color imaginable. It’s a fun feature for parties or holidays, and you can adjust the warmth of your room according to your needs. It also means you don’t have to install a dimmer switch – you can turn the light levels up or down at the touch of a button.