When it comes to remodeling, it’s no surprise bathrooms are one of the most popular rooms to renovate. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to make a current design more functional. However, one area of a bathroom renovation that often gets overlooked is the lighting. While homeowners want their lighting to complement the style of the bathroom, there’s another element to consider; The type of bulb or fixture. The kind of lighting you use is important because it will impact your overall design. Here are five reasons to update your bathroom with LED lighting.
LED Bulbs Have Become More Affordable
When LED lighting was first introduced, it was priced much higher than incandescent bulbs. Still, more and more homeowners reached for LED lighting options for their homes. As demand increased, the lighting market grew. Now, LED bulbs and fixtures are available at a much more affordable price. This makes it easier to swap out existing lightbulbs and fixtures in your bathroom with contemporary LED options.
More Styles to Choose From
One of the great things about LED lighting is that there are fewer limitations when it comes to design. With that in mind, designers are able to create fixtures that are functional and beautiful. For example, old school flush mount fixtures are replaced with options like sleek recessed LED lights or LED strip lighting framing the mirror or tub.
Improved Light Quality
LED products have come a long way. When first introduced, most LEDs had a sterile white or blue coloring. In contrast, today’s LED bulbs and fixtures emit light similar to incandescent bulbs. In fact, the two are so similar it’s nearly impossible to tell them apart! The light quality is so great that homeowners can get away with smaller fixtures without sacrificing illumination.
Smart Tech Features
Home design has become even more integrated as smart technology becomes more accessible. Lighting is just another element to add to the list! Lighting companies have developed LED fixtures that can easily be controlled using a smartphone or tablet. Not sure you shut off the lights before leaving for work? Simply log into the app to remotely shut them off.
Save Money on Energy Bills
Perhaps the most appealing benefit to homeowners is how energy-efficient LED lighting is. LED lighting uses significantly less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs. As a result, homeowners who update their lighting with LED bulbs and fixtures see a decrease in their energy bills. In addition, LED bulbs have a much longer lifespan, so homeowners will spend less money on bulbs over time.
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