Recessed Lighting Trims – LED’s – The Day The Light Bulb Died
What if I told you that in five years you will not able to buy a Edison type A light bulb in the United States or anywhere in the rest of the world for that matter. The venerable incandescent light bulb will cease to be manufactured, about 150 years after it was first perfected by Thomas Edison in 1879. In the year 2018, the lightbulb, has been dealt a death blow by the technologically superior light emitting diode, commonly referred to as LED.
The operating efficiencies and cost savings due to longer life spans of 15 plus years, the Light Emitting Diode is clearly the light of the future.
Take portable lights for instance, such as flashlights, car, bicycle and boat lights, LED’s are prefect since they operate on the same direct current power source that batteries supply. Since LED’s do not use much electricity, they don’t need big heavy batteries, so LED flashlights are smaller and weigh less than the old incandescent bulb type flashlights used for over a century.
LED’s are also revolutionizing residential lighting especially the recessed lighting market. Remember, LED’s cost way less to operate and LED’s don’t burn out as frequently. A single LED would out live ten incandescent bulbs, so the replacement cost advantage also favor’s LED’s.
The biggest saving comes from recessed lighting, when first installed or going through a major refit from the old incandescent bulbs to LED retrofit baffle trims. A home with recessed lighting using the old style bulb, needed three parts to make their recessed lighting operate well and look good, a Canister, a Baffle and a Bulb. In the old days, recessed lights used incandescent flood lamps to provide the light. However, incandescent bulbs get very hot so they needed to be set into a metal canister, but you also need a baffle, which is the ribbed cone around the light bulb. So for new LED lights, manufacturers make just one part, the LED Light with a baffle and lens combination. So if you want to update your recessed lights to LED’s then all you need to do is find the correct LED retrofit baffle trims, you already have the canisters installed in your ceiling, you just need to find the right LED retrofit baffle trim to fit your canisters.
As for new construction, or adding recessed lights in a room, the newest innovation in recessed lighting will save you even more, since LED light is not hot to the touch. There is no fire threat, therefore LED retrofits can be installed without canisters. So ten years ago when you built your home, your recessed lights needed a canister, a baffle and a light bulb. Now with LED’s all you need is a LED Wafer thin retrofit baffle trim combination. All you need to do is cut a 6”, 4”, or 3” hole in drywall on your ceiling and wire up to lighting circuit. Watch our installation video.
What’s New, in the recessed lighting market.
New flat screen LED technology is leading market innovation. Check out the recessed lighting LED wafer by Lithonia.
No Canister to Purchase and Install
No Baffle to Pay for
Just Buy the Light and cut a hole in your Drywall
Now wafer thin discs of light can be installed safely into any ceiling just by cutting a 6” round hole, no canisters necessary since LED’s do not produce heat and run on low voltage direct current. Each light comes with a separate, remote driver unit, ready to connect to your existing system.
Beaux-Arts Classic Products is up to speed with our classic decorative recessed light trims to fit all recessed lighting. Here is our 4″ Victorian Style Recessed Light Trim which is a perfect fit for the Lithonia 3″ Wafer Thin LED.
In the next few years the old incandescent type light bulbs will no longer be made or sold. If you still haven’t changed your recessed lights over to LED’s, well what are you waiting for?
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