Reduce electricity usage by up to 30%

"Who left the light on!?"

"Turn off the lights when you leave the room!?" "Who keeps leaving this light on!?" "You're going to pay the electric bill when it comes!" 

We have all heard these things. From kids leaving the lights on all the time, to low hanging lights above the kitchen table that actually make the space hot, incandescent bulbs annoy us all. What if it didn't matter if you left the lights on all day? What if you could reduce your overall energy demand by up to 30% with a simple switch? When you go solar with us we can swap out all your bulbs for LED. This can do 1 of two things. Allow you to get a smaller system, saving you money on the solar bill, or get the same sized system and use the extra power for more comfort with AC. Many people will get small electric heating to heat with their extra electricity, saving money on gas. Doing this can either save you thousands on your solar installation, because you buy less panels or you don't have to buy more in order to get the added comfort or gas savings. Either way, it is certainly a bright idea to go LED when going solar!

How to choose the best lighting?

LED living room lighting by SunStor

Every room has different needs

You probably heard that sunlight helps with energy, did you know that light bulbs work similarly? Bulbs that emit blue light waves produce serotonin, which makes us awake, and focused. Bulbs that don’t emit blue light waves allow for our brain to produce melatonin, which makes us drowsy, and ready for a good nights sleep. Let us customize the lighting in your home!

LED lighting meanings

All about the light

  • Lower temperature bulbs produce warm-whites, similar to a fire, while medium temperature bulbs produce neutral-whites, and higher temperature bulbs produce cool-whites or mimic daylight.
  • It is also a common misconception that the brightness of a light bulb is measured in Watts. Watts actually measure energy usage, while Lumens measure brightness..

Suggested lighting for different rooms

LED lighting for bedroom use

led lighting for bedroom installed by sunstor

In our bedrooms, the majority of us want the atmosphere to be calm, and relaxed. Staying away from blue light waves in the bedroom will keep your circadian rhythm from confusing the light in your bedroom with the natural light outside. This allows your brain to produce the melatonin needed for a comfortable sleep. Are you a nighttime reader? If you have a bedside reading lamp or plan on buying one, soft blue or neutral tones are better for reading specific fixtures, since the cool-white color creates a high contrast with the page.

  • Suggested Total Brightness Level - 1,500 to 4,000 Lumens
  • Suggested Color Temperature: 2700-3000K

LED lighting for home office use

led lighting for office installed by sunstor

When lighting a home office, we want to make sure that the lights are maximizing our ability to be productive in the space provided. Putting cool-white lights in the office that mimic daylight will increase serotonin production keeping you focused, alert, and energized. Make sure to choose a place that won’t create unwanted glares on your computer screen. You may also want to consider LED Desk Lamps which offer great task lighting and the ability to switch color temperature on demand. Get more work done with LED lighting in the office!

  • Suggested Total Brightness Level - 3,000 to 6,000 Lumens
  • Suggested Color Temperature: 3000-5000K

LED lighting for living room use

led lighting for living room installed by sunstor

The living room is a popular place to seat guests, entertain, or just kick back and relax. Whether you are watching a movie, or chatting with friends, it is important to have a mix of light sources in the living room in order to adapt to whatever the occasion may be. Like in the bedroom, it is good to avoid bright, blue-light emitting lamps that create serotonin and give us energy. Adjustable lamps can be pointed at the walls to illuminate artwork, family photos, or simply to reduce glare on the TV.

  • Suggested Total Brightness Level - 1,500 to 3,000 Lumens
  • Suggested Color Temperature: 2200-3000K

LED lighting for dining room use

led lighting for dining room installed by sunstor

When eating a nice meal with the family or guests, we don’t want the lighting to be overly bright and obnoxious, and we certainly don’t want it to be so dim that we’re dozing off. Whether it’s an afternoon brunch or a late dinner, a dimmable overhead fixtures allow for that perfect brightness at any time of day. We recommend soft to neutral tones for the dining room that create the perfect ambiance. Also, consider LED bulbs for chandelier fixtures that are commonly used in a dining room, LED chandelier bulbs now offer beautiful color and light output.

  • Suggested Total Brightness Level - 3,000 to 6,000 Lumens
  • Suggested Color Temperature: 2200-3000K

LED lighting for kitchen use

led lighting for kitchen installed by sunstor

The kitchen is in essence a workspace. Many of us start our mornings in the kitchen, so those blue-light emitting bulbs over the counters will help make us alert and awake while prepping breakfast. If you also have a table in your kitchen, a dimmable overhead fixture with a warmer color temperature can create a nice ambiance to balance out the brighter blue lights over the kitchen counters. Kitchens also can take advantage of recessed overhead lighting which can benefit from LED BR Bulbs or Recessed Retrofit Kits. 

  • Suggested Total Brightness Level - 4,000 to 8,000 Lumens
  • Suggested Color Temperature: 2700-5000K

LED lighting for bathroom use

led lighting for bathroom use installed by sunstor

Before we go to school or work, most of us get ready by looking in the bathroom mirror. Ideally, we want the lighting to come from around the mirror rather than on the ceiling. Using bright lights will ensure we don’t miss a spot shaving or mess up our makeup. Since many of us start the day with a shower, putting a high output surface mount retrofit fixture in the shower fixture is a great way to start waking up before tackling the day ahead. Use larger globe style bulbs to illuminate common fixtures places above and or around the mirror. 

  • Suggested Total Brightness Level - 4,000 to 8,000 Lumens
  • Suggested Color Temperature: 3000-5000K

How much with LED lighting save you?

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