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By rt-admin April 23, 2018

When Is the Right Time to Upgrade Your Lighting or Light Fixtures

Your home or business lighting and lighting fixtures have a big impact on the overall aesthetic of a room.  Lighting can be bright and harsh, soft and subdued, and many other things in between.  Lighting can be used to set the mood, encourage diligent work, be bright enough for tasks, or dim enough to encourage relaxation.  There are many different types of lighting available and that leaves people wondering – when is the right time to upgrade my lighting or light fixtures?

One of the big considerations when upgrading lighting is whether or not you have LED lighting and if you want to implement LED lighting.  While the initial investment in LED lighting may be higher than other types of lighting, it will pay for itself in the long run by saving a significant amount of energy and bulbs do not need to be replaced for much, much longer than traditional light bulbs (as in, decades).

Some individuals might be apprehensive to implement LED lighting because older LED lighting did not have warmth and were somewhat harsh.  But, LED lights have made many advancements over the years. Cnet explains the color arrays available in LED lights today, “As shown off by the Philips Hue, LED bulbs are capable of displaying an impressive color range, from purple to red, to a spectrum of whites and yellows. For the home, however, you’re likely looking for something similar to the light that incandescents produce. The popular colors available for LEDs are “warm white” or “soft white,” and “bright white.” Warm white and soft white will produce a yellow hue, close to incandescents, while bulbs labeled as bright white will produce a whiter light, closer to daylight and similar to what you see in retail stores.”

There is no straightforward answer to when the right time is to upgrade your lighting but it can be achieved two ways – as each light goes out/or fixture goes out if style, or all at once.  It is more cost effective to do a little at a time but it can look strange to have multiple different lights and light fixtures. Upgrading all at once may cost more initially but will make a big impact and is an investment that has a big return on investment.