In many regions of the US, the winter season consists of cold days, cloudy weather, and long, dark nights. Even if you live in an area that rarely gets cold, the days will still become shorter. For a matter of fact, the shortest day of the year occurs on December 20, 21, 22, or 23 and is commonly known as the winter solstice. In Alaska, the northernmost state, some cities can expect to be in complete darkness for about 67 days during the winter! No matter where you live in the US, it is especially important during the winter months to have proper lighting to get you through those dark nights!

In the past, the go-to light bulb was the incandescent bulb. Incandescent light bulbs are manufactured by an endless number of companies and come in many different sizes and shapes. These bulbs were, and still are, commonly used around homes, in business buildings, and behind signs across the US. They are quickly and inexpensively manufactured, and are available for purchase in almost any convenience or big box store. However, these bulbs have their faults: only about 5% of the energy they use is actually converted into light. The rest of the energy is released as heat, and that makes them inefficient and wasteful lighting option.

LED light bulbs are a great alternative to the traditionally (and still widely) used incandescent light bulbs. If you are an energy conscious individual, LEDs are just another way that you can save on energy costs and improve energy efficiency around your home or office. Unlike traditional incandescent light bulbs, LED light bulbs have greater energy efficiency, are more durable, and release less wasted heat. LEDs also have a much longer lifespan: 25,000-35,000 hours vs. 1,000 hours for incandescent bulbs. A telltale sign of an incandescent bulb is the long (dim) warm-up time; LED light bulbs are bright immediately.

So next time you go to replace that incandescent light bulb, keep Renogy in mind. Renogy sells 7W A19 LED white light bulbs as well as MR16 12VDC bulbs. Shop 24/7 at Renogy-Store.com!