October 26, 2016
Looking for ways to make your lighting more energy efficient while still having innovative home décor? LED lighting fixtures come in a variety of styles, so there is no need to trade functionality for design. In fact, the long lifespan of LED bulbs has provided room for even more innovation with fixture designs. Because LEDs can last more than 20 years, designers have the option to use integrated lamps, rather than replaceable bulbs, which leads to fewer constraints on fixture size and shape. Although many LED fixtures still have changeable bulbs, the ability to use integrated lighting has added to the diversity of energy efficient fixtures that are available today. Check out some examples of unique LED lighting fixtures below, and find inspiration for your home!
For fixtures that combine creative design with energy efficiency, turn to the winners from the annual Lighting for Tomorrow competition. Below, on the left, is Blackjack Lighting’s Seraph Chandelier, which was the 2016 Grand Prize Winner. In this fixture, LED bulbs light up engravings on the glass to create an illusion of glowing candles. On the right is a 2015 winner, Designers Fountain’s Lucienne Wall Sconce, which uses a dimmable LED bulb to illuminate the glass drops.
If you’re looking for more affordable fixtures or prefer more traditional designs, many retailers now offer a variety of LED lighting fixtures, ranging from abstract pendant lights to sleek track lights. Many fixtures are also ENERGY STAR® certified, which means their performance has been tested to ensure they provide high quality, energy efficient light. In fact, ENERGY STAR certified lighting fixtures use 70 – 90 percent less energy than traditional lighting. Plus, they are available for both indoor and outdoor lighting needs across your home, such as table lamps, recessed lights, pendant lights, wall-mounted lights, chandeliers, and many more.
Motivated to upgrade your lighting fixtures? Check out Mass Save’s guide on energy efficient lighting fixtures and find discounts near you.