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LED Lighting Colorado Springs

Led lighting Colorado Springs
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Updating the lighting in your home or business isn’t entry level DIY. In fact, anything to do with electrics can be dangerous! That’s why people across the Colorado Springs area come to us for help. So, want to learn more about installing LED lighting Colorado Springs? Then read on!

What Is LED Lighting Colorado Springs?

LED stands for light emitting diode. A diode is an electrical component that has two terminals, but which only conducts electricity in one direction. When you run an electrical current through it, a diode will emit a light that’s very bright for the size of the bulb. Diodes are used in all sorts of technology, like radios, TVs, computers and more.

As we said, they run on an electrical current. When the current is directed to the bulb on the end of the diode, the electrons inside get ‘excited’ and release photons (light). LEDs can produce a variety of different colours depending on the energy gap in the semiconductor of the diode. 

LEDs have been one of the cheapests way of producing light for a long time. However, they have a tendency to produce a harsh kind of light (not ideal for around the home). But lately, as manufacturers have experimented with their products, they’ve managed to produce larger LED lights that have a slightly softer light that’s much nicer to look at.

Where Can You Use LED Lighting Colorado Springs?

You can install LED lighting anywhere that you like in your home. However, most projects where we install LED lighting are in the kitchen and in home cinemas. 

LED lighting is perfect for kitchens. It’s cheap and bright, so it’s perfect for lighting up surfaces where you need to chop and prepare food. Not only that, but LED strip lights sit under shelves and cabinets to provide downlight. Hey presto, you have cheap mood lighting!

It’s also great for home cinemas, again for downlighting. Downlighting is fantastic for home cinemas because it’s unobtrusive, and doesn’t shine at any screen you might be watching. It sets the mood far better than regular lighting can. 

Of course, you can also have LED lighting anywhere in your home. You could have it installed: 

  1. On the outside of your home to provide accent lighting
  2. In the hallway to light your way
  3. Behind picture frames, anywhere in the home, to highlight your artwork or photographs

It’s versatile, cheap, and easy to install. What’s not to love?

Benefits of LED Lighting Colorado Springs

LED lighting, when used right, can knock regular lighting out of the park. There are several reasons why. 

  1. LED lighting is so cheap that you’ll wonder why you never used it before. LEDs can be manufactured for cents, and are a big export from overseas. Because they’re shipped in bulk, they hardly cost a thing.
  2. It can be installed anywhere around the home, and easily too. It can either integrate with your existing electrical system, or run off batteries (e.g. cheap LED strip lighting). 
  3. LED lighting can come in different colors. It’s therefore the easiest way to create mood lighting in your home.
  4. LEDs aren’t just cheap to buy. They’re cheap to run, too. They use hardly any electricity. If you replaced all of your lights with LEDs, you would be saving yourself money. 

One drawback is that you can’t use regular bulbs anymore. If you have regular lighting, you can head to almost any big store and pick up whatever bulb you need. With LED lighting, you can’t necessarily do that, because LED bulbs are often harder to find. 

Another is that cheap LEDs can only create a harsh light. It won’t be a soft light like you’ll get with an expensive bulb, and which is best for the living room. There are better quality LEDs, but these are more expensive. 

Like all things, it’s a balance. If you think the benefits of LEDs outweigh the negatives, then you should definitely get them. The question is whether you can do that for yourself—or do you need an expert to do it for you?

Do You Need Electricians to Install Lighting?

LED lighting can be easy to buy and install. However, there are still good reasons to consider hiring a professional. The first is that lighting can’t just be installed anywhere. Well, it can… But the point is that it looks better in some places than others! Using our experience, we can help you identify the best places in a room to put lighting to use it to maximum effect. 

Aside from that, you might need to update your electrical panel. Electrical panels can only handle so much demand. If you’re turning a bedroom into a home cinema, and installing lots of extra lighting in your house, you might need an upgrade. That especially applies if you live in an old house and haven’t yet updated your electrics. Whatever the case, this is something that’s best left to an expert.

Finally, messing around with your electrics can be dangerous and time consuming. Projects often become more complex and more dangerous as they go on. It’s the same with any project where you update a house. Without proper safety training, you could be putting yourself at risk. It’s just not worth it, so hire an expert!

Why Call WireWorks?

At WireWorks, we have more than twenty years of experience. You can depend on everything we do, and everything we install, being of the highest quality (and we use modern tools and techniques, too). We want to be the only company you ever need for anything electrical or technical.

Whether you want us to work on your home or your business, we can help. We offer everything from electrical panel upgrades to lighting installation, complete rewires and more. So, still want LED lighting Colorado Springs? Either give us a call or leave us a message online today. Our friendly staff are waiting to help you!

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Colorado Springs, CO 80906
(719) 492-6955

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