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Give your property value a boost with LED lighting

Updated: Aug 25, 2019

The right LED lighting and installations can increase the value of your home by improving energy efficiency, bolstering security, and adding style and warmth to your interiors.

Many homeowners are rushing to embrace LED lighting, with the chief aim to increase the value of their homes while also enjoying the cost-saving benefits that LED promises. Comfort, safety and style are the most significant selling points of any home, and LED lighting can help your property check all of these boxes. Not only does this lighting technology offer a high return on investment, it can also boost your home's efficiency. Let's explore in more detail...

Cost savings

A consumer report survey shows that installing LED lighting can improve your home’s value by no less than 3%. One key factor that realtors use to calculate a home’s value is the cost efficiencies it offers thanks to its features and installations. The energy-efficient nature of LED lighting fixtures will earn your property serious green points, giving your home a favourable selling price too.

LED lights are a long-term installation, saving you the trouble of having to change the bulbs continually. Many LED bulbs have a life span of 50,000 hours, which is much longer than an incandescent bulb. With LED light bulbs, you will be able to cut down your energy consumption by up to 80%. What's more, this kind of domestic lighting emits minimal heat, thereby reducing your cooling costs.

Eco-friendliness

Almost everyone is environmentally conscious these days, and this trend can be a blessing if you have LED lighting in your home. A 2015 report by Nielsen shows that 60% of consumers are willing to pay more for anything sustainable. In the real estate sector, potential homeowners will undoubtedly see LED lighting as eco-friendly fixtures, and consequently, they will be willing to pay more. 

Home styling 

LED lights can work wonders on your interior design and in so doing help to increase the value of your home. Expert interior designers believe that LED lighting makes rooms appear more spacious and laid back. Whereas traditional domestic lighting may leave shadows, LED light is brighter and much attractive. It helps to illuminate key areas of your rooms, meaning artworks, textures and other embellishments in your home will stand out much better. As such, a prospective home buyer is likely to be enchanted by the soft, warm and visually appealing nature of your home's LED lighting.

Safety and security 

LED remains the preferred method of outdoor lighting for home safety and security. For starters, LED light bulbs are much brighter, helping to illuminate even the smallest corners that fluorescent light would miss. With LED lighting, the number of dark spots around your property is reduced, giving you peace of mind with your security lighting. You will also notice that LED lights achieve full brightness much faster, unlike traditional bulbs which typically require a longer warm-up time. This instant brightness will score you big points in outdoor security. Outdoor LED light bulbs also produce minimal sky glow, making your home feel safer at night. 

Secondly, LED lights do not emit radiation or the same amount of heat as traditional bulbs, as they operate at a much lower voltage. This makes them a healthier and safer option around the home as they are less likely to overheat and pose a fire risk. Safe and secure homes are high-value homes, and if your potential buyer is aware of these features they'll be suitably impressed.

If you're looking for a quick and easy way to upgrade your home's value ahead of putting it on the market, consider installing LED lighting. The energy savings, stylish qualities, and the increased security and safety features of LED light bulbs make them a desirable feature for any home buyer. To find out more, get in touch with us at Merkko LED Lighting. 


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