Just how do LEDs Save Money?
All these different ads about switching to energy friendly bulbs have gotten people wondering what they’re all about. What most people don’t realize is that they can actually save a ton of money by switching to eco-friendly lights. Our home’s lighting system takes up a big present of the power we consume every day. We keep out lights on at night for more than five hours, at an average, and many people are not aware of how much power these bulbs are actually consuming. So how do LEDs help with savings on the power bill?
Less Power, Same Light The biggest reason why LED bulbs help with the power bill is because they only need a fraction of what common bulbs, like incandescent bulbs, use to create the same amount of light. If you’d look closely at the packaging of an LED bulb, you’d see that a 7 to 10 watt LED bulb can create the same amount of light as a 100 watt incandescent can. And since the higher the watt, the more power it needs, you’re better off choosing something that has lowered watt consumption. When buying LED bulbs, look for ‘lumens,’ which is how bright the bulb really is, or check a conversion table to see which LED bulb can replace the incandescent bulb you commonly use.
Longer Usage Not only does an LED use less power, they also last longer. Since LEDs don’t produce much heat, it takes several years for them to burn out. Regular incandescent bulbs usually last for around 1000 hours while an LED replacement can go for as long as 50,000 hours—provided that you use your lights 8 hours a day, you’ll begin to understand just how long-lived these bulbs are. The best thing about this is that they don’t lose their brightness no matter how long you’ve used them. Maintenance is a breeze and you won’t have to keep replacing your bulbs. Questions? Comments? Feel free to contact our customer support hotline.