LED Lighting SacramentoLED Lighting

In recent years, Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) have taken the lighting industry by storm. Simply put, an LED is semiconductor chip that releases energy in the form of light. LEDs are used in all types of lighting, including home and office recessed ceiling lights, parking lot lighting, cabinet lighting, landscape lighting and more. LED lighting can be used to retrofit old incandescent or fluorescent lighting in the  form of bulbs, ballasts and replacement fixtures. LED has many advantages over traditional lighting, including:


  • LEDs last up to 35x longer than incandescent lights and almost 4x longer than fluorescents
  • LEDs produce more light per watt than incandescents
  • LEDs light up instantly and many are dimmable
  • LEDs waste very little energy because most of the light can be directed where needed
  • LEDs contain no hazardous mercury
  • LEDs don’t shatter the way delicate traditional bulbs can
  • LEDs are environmentally friendly


See this LED/CFL/Incandescent Comparison Chart for more details on the pros and cons of various types of lighting. For more information on how using LED lighting in new construction or as a retrofit can help save you money, contact Absolut Electric today.