Those curly-looking light bulbs that were the “wave of the future” just a few years ago will soon go the way of the dinosaur. New technology has made light-emitting diode (LED) lighting the trendiest energy-saving bulb. Brighter than CFLs and containing no toxic heavy metals, LED bulbs are becoming the more affordable green alternative to incandescent and CFL light bulbs.
Advances in lighting slow to take off
Just a year or two ago, you could expect to pay $10 for a single LED bulb. That expense was a non-starter for most property owners, who opted for the less-reliable CFL. With a shorter life span and pesky mercury, CFL bulbs proved to be less of a sustainable lighting choice than developers had hoped, but they were cheap.
When they burnt out or were broken (yikes), the responsibility to replace them fell on tenants. They mostly opted for the now-obsolete and heat-generating incandescent bulbs. Incandescent bulbs cost less and don’t have mercury, but they also raise the electric bill.
LED Bulbs are more affordable than ever
Far from $10-20 a pop these days, energy-sipping LED bulbs are brighter and cheaper than ever. Bulk contractor pack prices for 60-watt-equivalent LED bulbs are approaching traditional incandescent costs. Plus, they’re well worth a little extra investment.
An LED bulb uses 40 percent less energy than even a CFL. It will also last 20 times longer, sometimes many years, and it doesn’t harbor toxins that could harm your tenants. The best light bulbs of 2023 also allow tenants to customize their space and provide the convenience and safety benefits of smart technology.
Find sustainable solutions with Class A Management
The experts at Class A Management have an eye for details. We know that some solutions to big problems, like energy bills, could be as small as a light bulb. Investigate the benefits of LED solutions, then hire Class A Management to maximize the return on easy to implement updates.