You probably hear a lot these days about LED lighting. LED (or light emitting diodes) are small, one-piece bulbs that are clustered to make a single light. According to a recent Department of Energy report, it is predicted that the market share of LED lighting will reach 74 percent by 2030. LED’s use up to 90 percent less than incandescent bulbs and can last many, many years. An LED bulb placed in your baby’s room when they are born, may not have to be changed until the child goes to college. LED lights also shine 20 to 30 percent brighter than traditional bulbs. In 2013, a retired utility worker from Ohio did a detailed study of just how much money a LED retrofit saved. His goal was to convince his family and friends that retrofitting to LED lighting was beneficial. He spent a year tracking the costs. He didn’t change his energy use and lit his home the same he had the year before. His study said he replaced 3.656 watts of traditional lighting with 638 watts of LED bulbs. As a result, he saved nearly 20 percent on his energy bills. All added up, he saved just over $400 during that first year and by 2015, the savings had paid for the costs of the LED retrofit (http://www.allledlighting.com/author.asp?section_id=560&doc_id=562432). Another good feature of an LED retrofit is that the bulbs burn clean. LED bulbs contain no mercury or any other hazardous materials that can harm your family or your home. Traditional incandescent bulbs do contain mercury and can release harmful gases when broken. Also, LED bulbs are 100 percent recyclable. If you are concerned about the environment and want save on your energy costs, it’s time to seriously consider an LED lighting retrofit. Call us today for a consultation and estimate for your LED retrofit.