Switch to LEDs and Save BIG!


Indoor lighting can add a sense of safety and style to your home. But if you don’t have the right type, or it’s not installed properly your home will feel dreary and dim. The expert electricians at GEN3 Electric have got what it takes to brighten up any home, all while saving you money!


They key to it all? LED light bulbs. LED (light emitting diode) bulbs are used in lamps, small lighting fixtures and for holiday lights. They are also used in small electronics, such as DVD players, as well as in tiny flashlights. LED bulbs are also used for more residential upgrades, such as under-cabinet lighting, recessed lighting fixtures, dimmable recessed lights and for landscape lighting applications.

They have an extremely long lifespan - most can last between 50,000 and 60,000 hours - and they only use 2-10 watts of electricity which is ⅓ to 1/30 of incandescent of CFL bulbs.

Additionally, LEDs don’t produce heat. According to Eartheasy.com, "LEDs produce 3.4 BTU's/hour, compared to 85 for incandescent bulbs." In 2009, the first LED-based replacements for a traditional light bulb were made available to the public. These bulbs give off an amount of light equivalent to a 40-watt incandescent bulb. Most homeowners use 65 watt bulbs and higher. However, the extremely long lifespan of LED bulbs has made them into a popular choice.

Ready to make the switch to more energy efficient LED lighting? Call on your friendly neighborhood electricians at GEN3 today!

About The Author

Bill earned a degree in Electrical Engineering and Architecture, then founded Generation 3 Electric in 2000. His father, an electrician, was his inspiration. These days, Bill actively manages his company and enjoys focusing on new technology and marketing.