DIY video about choosing the best LED bulbs and DIY lighting fixture installation tips.

LED bulbs are here to stay, it's time to make the leap. The colours are warmer now, the bulbs are dimable and the price is coming down. Incandescent bulbs give off lots of unwanted heat, which in summer months makes your air conditioning system work harder. Compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) were a great stop along the way but have passed their usefullness in our opinion. CFL bulbs are more efficient than incandescent bulbs but less so than LEDs. Their life span is shorter, and in the event of one breaking, Health Canada recommends ventilating your home to remove mercury gas.

LEDs are estimated to last over 20 years in most cases, that along with the reduced operational cost make them a smart choice all around.

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