LEDs are ramping up in popularity. From strips to smart bulbs and party lights, these cool lighting options open up a wide range of possibilities.
What are LEDs Exactly?
We’ve all seen LEDs, but have you ever wondered what they are? Simply put, LEDs (which stands for light emitting diodes) are small light bulbs that are lit up when an electric current moves through them.
LEDs last far longer than incandescent light bulbs, they are much more energy efficient and they don’t get as hot. They also come in a variety of colours and are often programmable.
Cool LED Lighting Trends
As LED technology improves, expect to see these lights in a wider range of products this year. From aesthetic to practical, LEDs are a versatile lighting option that are useful in a number of areas around your home.
1. More Lighting Strips
LED strips have been popular for a few years, but they have recently started to become much more affordable. Expect to see more LED strips incorporated into home décor this year. A well-placed strip can add mood and coziness to any room. They are also great for keeping everyone safe around the home and yard. Use them to illuminate stairs or steps.
2. Smart Lightbulbs
Smart lightbulbs are a great use of LED technology. They allow users to adjust colour, brightness, tint, and even the on-off schedule all from a smartphone. These handy systems are easy to setup and allow you to make changes from anywhere. Smart LED bulbs are a great addition to your home security and save you from having to get out of a warm bed to turn off lights each night.
3. Outdoor LEDs
LEDs are not just for inside the house. There are some great options for lighting up your yard as well. Outdoor LEDs help to keep your house illuminated for safety reasons while still looking great. Since LEDs last much longer than incandescent lights, you don’t have to worry too much about them once they are installed. Smart lights, light strips, string lights and path lights are all available with long-lasting LEDs.
4. Permanent House Lights
Permanent LED Christmas lights are getting more and more popular every year. With the innovations in smart LED technology, the sky is the limit when it comes to permanent lighting on the exterior of your home. Installing permanent lights is a bit of an upfront investment, but they last a very long time and save you hours of hassle every year. On top of that, these smart exterior lights can be programmed for timing, colour, and pulsating patterns. You can easily set up your house lights to celebrate any holiday, birthday, or other special occasion.
As innovations continue to improve the price and uses for LEDs, expect to see a number of interesting options start to hit the market this year.
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