Go Green On Your Wine Cellar; Use LED Lighting

by Zee on April 21, 2011

Led Lit Cellar ArtOkay, we’ve been reading too much Planet Green and Elephant Journal recently. We’re wine drinkers who don’t literally hug trees, but in our small ways, we want to make a difference for the environment. “Small ways” count, such as opting for LED lighting in your wine cellar. Installing these small light bulbs can make a huge difference, not to mention highlight certain areas of your wine room for greater appreciation.

You must already have an idea about the efficiency and cost effectiveness of LED lights. They use less energy, last longer, and contain no mercury. The key strength of LED lighting is reduced power consumption. Did you know that a 1.3-watt LED bulb uses less electricity than both the 60-watt incandescent and the 9-watt CFL bulb? Check out some of the advantages of using LED lights. All in all, we just love how LED lighting is more efficient, not restricted by size (perfect for those areas in your wine cellar that need illumination), and how they’re built to last.

Some people have hesitations about LED lights because one, they’re not as bright as CFLs or incandescent light bulbs, and two, they’re pretty expensive. Well, dim, warm LED lights are perfect for wine cellars because you don’t want too much light to damage wines, yet you want just enough to see/read labels, and its long life compensates for its price. Yes, LEDs will save you money in the long run because of their amazing life span. Plus, if you’ve seen LED lights in wine cellars, you’d definitely agree that this amazing green invention makes wine cellars look classy, warm and inviting.

If you want to read more about this lighting option, we recommend How LEDs work.

Soon enough, LED lighting applications will be powerful and cheap enough to replace incandescent lighting for everyday use – not just wine cellars. Until then, they remain the best quality lights for a great investment – your wines and your wine cellar.

Contact us today to learn more about installing LED lighting in your wine cellar.

 


 

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