Bright ideas part 1: The evolution of Minneapolis LED lighting

Minneapolis LED lighting installations are on the upswing, which comes as no surprise as old-fashioned incandescent bulbs continue to be phased out. At Braden Construction, we have done plenty of hands-on investigating, striving to find the best brands and most exciting light fixtures for our clients.

Here are a few ways LED lights have evolved to become one of today’s premier lighting options:

  • Cost: The fact is, LEDs have evolved plenty over the last decade. Cost used to be a huge deterrent. We’ve observed costs steadily decreasing, making LEDs a prime lighting option, even for the most budget-minded consumer. Also, an increasing number of sales and rebates options make LEDs more reasonably priced, too.
  • Conservation: When it comes to energy-saving powerhouses, LEDs are a clear winner. LEDs are more than five times more energy-efficient than traditional incandescent bulbs, plus they can last up to 25 times longer, according to the American Lighting Association (ALA). Just imagine living in your home for 30 years and never having to change a light bulb.
  • Color: The color rendition of LEDs has tremendously improved as well. At first, LED lights were harsh and bright white. Today, LEDs give off a soft, warm glow, much like what we typically associate with incandescents. This type of light is complementary to both residential spaces as well as commercial properties.

Building green is one of our core competencies at Braden Construction. When it comes to energy conservation, Minnesota faces unique challenges due to extreme swings in weather throughout the year. LED lights are just one way to green a home or business, plus ultimately it helps save money, too.

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