What Is the Most Energy Efficient-Lighting for Your Home?

Posted on: November 3, 2014

You’re always conscientious about turning off lights in rooms that you’re no longer occupying because you take pride in keeping a green and sustainable household. But along with your desire to conserve resources, you also want to find ways to keep your electricity consumption in check and your electric bill low. You might ask, “What are the most energy-efficient and cost-saving lighting solutions available on the market today?” The answer comes in two parts: Light Emitting Diode (LED) and Compact Florescent Lights (CFLs). There are a few key differences between these two lights, and figuring out which is best for your home based on your energy consumption is difficult. Fortunately, the experts at Kolb Electric are here to help!

LEDs vs. CFLs

Light emitting Diode (LED) is a semiconductor light source that has many advantages over traditional incandescent and ordinary fluorescent lighting in several ways. From their low energy use and long life time—more than 35 times that of an incandescent bulb—they’re a strong choice for home lighting. Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs) are made by bending traditional fluorescent tubing into compact configurations that easily fit into any ordinary incandescent fixture. These use significantly less energy than incandescent bulbs and are moderately priced.

But which is best for your home? If your main concern is price, CFLs are the superior value.

  • If you want to place bulbs in a difficult-to-reach location, LEDs win because they need to be replaced less often.
  • LEDs are very durable. CFLs, like incandescent bulbs, are made of glass and break easily.

Whichever you choose, CFLs or LED lighting, you’ll have a brighter future when you say goodbye to energy-draining, expensive, and land-filling incandescent lighting. CFLs and LEDs: Win, win.

If you have any questions about the differences between LEDs and CFLs, contact Kolb Electric.


What causes the lights in my home to flicker?

Posted on: November 3, 2014

Do your lights flicker regularly? When you turn on your dishwasher or any other heavy appliance, do your lights dim briefly? Not only is this frustrating, but it could be the sign of a more serious electrical issue. While most people simply tolerate flickering lights, it’s best to understand what can cause flickering lights and why it’s important to get it corrected as soon as possible!

Why Does My Circuit Breaker Keep Tripping?

Posted on: November 3, 2014

Does your circuit breaker keep tripping? Do you constantly have to go through the process of resetting your breaker to get your necessary electrical systems back on? At Kolb Electric, we know this is one of the more frustrating electrical issues you can deal with on a regular basis.

Best Outdoor Lighting

Posted on: September 25, 2014

One of the easiest ways to increase your home’s security and beauty is to install outdoor lighting. By combining beautiful outdoor lights with your home’s landscaping, you can increase the value of your home while creating a gorgeous outdoor area that you can enjoy at any time of the day. But what outdoor lights are the best? Let the electrical experts at Kolb Electric help.

What Are The Benefits of Infrared Inspections?

Posted on: September 25, 2014

Some electrical problems are harder to detect than others. That’s why, when trying to diagnose home problems, one of the best ways to quickly get to the bottom of the situation is with an infrared thermographic inspection. But what are the benefits of this inspection? Let the experts at Kolb Electric help!