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The LED Diet – The Benefits of Converting to LED Lighting

May 12, 2014

A New & Unique Service provided by Phoenix to enhance the lighting of your property. We are now a preferred Provider for the LED Diet program

Phoenix will provide personal consultation in your home so you’ll see first-hand how high-quality LED bulbs and fixtures can change the look and energy efficiency of your home.

LEDs (light-emitting diodes) are emerging as a more appealing alternative to incandescent, fluorescent and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs).

The Benefits of Converting to LED Lighting


LEDs have wide applications in outdoor as well as indoor lighting.

LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, are a form of solid-state lighting that is extremely efficient and long-lasting. While incandescent and fluorescent lights consist of filaments in glass bulbs or bulbs that contain gases, LEDs consist of small capsules or lenses in which tiny chips are placed on heat-conducting material

Size and Efficiency

LEDs measure from 3 to 8 mm long and can be used singly or as part of an array. The small size and low profile of LEDs allow them to be used in spaces that are too small for other light bulbs. In addition, because LEDs give off light in a specific direction, they are more efficient in application than incandescent and fluorescent bulbs, which waste energy by emitting light in all directions.

Long Life

The life of a high-power white LED is projected to be from 35,000 to 50,000 hours, compared to 750 to 2,000 hours for an incandescent bulb, 8,000 to 10,000 hours for a compact fluorescent and 20,000 to 30,000 hours for a linear fluorescent bulb. LED lifetimes are rated differently than conventional lights, which go out when the filament breaks. Typical lifetime is defined as the average number of hours until light falls to 70 percent of initial brightness, in lumens. LEDs typically just fade gradually.

Lower Temperatures

Conventional light bulbs waste most of their energy as heat. For example, an incandescent bulb gives off 90 percent of its energy as heat, while a compact fluorescent bulb wastes 80 percent as heat. LEDs remain cool. In addition, since they contain no glass components, they are not vulnerable to vibration or breakage like conventional bulbs. LEDs are thus better suited for use in areas like sports facilities and high-crime locations.

EnergyStar LEDs

Poorly designed LEDs may not be long-lasting or efficient. LEDs that are EnergyStar-qualified should provide stable light output over their projected lifetime. The light should be of excellent color, with a brightness at least as great as conventional light sources and efficiency at least as great as fluorescent lighting. The LEDs should also light up instantly when turned on, should not flicker when dimmed and should not consume any power when turned off.

Through the Phoenix Affiliation with LED Diet, we can lead you to the right LED bulbs.

Phoenix Team Members will come to your house and test various fixtures and bulbs during the day and night so you can see the quality of light with the many variations available. The LED Diet service goal is to reduce your electricity bills and enhance the light quality of the home.

Another exciting benefit is the Phoenix Control4 System can provide both panelized and wireless control of LEDs.

Go to and read about the this great new service and then contact your Phoenix representative to learn more and set up a consultation session at your home.

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