LED Recessed Lighting Affordable, Easy With New Retrofit Modules
LED has been the hottest buzz word in the lighting world for some time now, it’s typically associated with commercial installations. You’ve likely read the news reports: Restaurants, retail stores, parking garages, warehouses, and large office spaces are retrofitting their lighting with LEDs and saving millions.
For homeowners, LED lighting has yet to taken center stage. However, a product that’s relatively new to the lighting marketplace may change that trend. It’s called an LED retrofit module for recessed lighting, and it makes incorporating LED lighting in a home incredibly easy.
Installing a retrofit module into an existing recessed fixture is as simple as screwing in a light bulb. The modules are compatible with recessed housings built for standard incandescent light bulbs, yet the LED technology is far from standard. Each light has an average lifetime of up to 50,000 hours, which amounts to a whopping seventeen years of use at eight hours per day. Imagine: An LED recessed light installed in a newborn’s nursery wouldn’t need to be replaced until that newborn left for college.
The light output of LED retrofit modules is impressive, matching the brightness and intensity of the incandescent light bulbs it replaces. The range in color temperature with LED recessed lighting retrofits is also top-notch. Homeowners can choose whether they prefer warm white, cool white, or neutral white light from the LED.
For homeowners looking to reduce energy costs, LED recessed lighting retrofits are a valuable addition. They use minimal power, they’re easy to install, and their cool operating temperature ensures air conditioning units won’t be working overtime in summer months.
Perhaps most importantly, retrofitting recessed lights with LED lighting is surprisingly affordable. Pegasus Lighting, for example, offers complete retrofit modules for as low as $52. These products are fully dimmable, ENERGY STAR® approved, and backed by a minimum of a three year warranty.