Lighting accounts for about 7% of a home's energy costs. LED bulbs use 66% less energy and last up to ten times as long as incandescent bulbs. Some LEDs save as much as 90% of the energy of traditional bulbs. They now come in a range of sizes, so they’ll fit almost any type of fixture, and styles, including full-spectrum, which mimics natural sunlight.
Test out one of each - Soft white, Daylight, and Bright White, and see which ones work best in your house. Traditional incandescent bulbs use more energy because the majority of electricity generates heat vs. light.
Sample performance: Replace 20 incandescent bulbs that are 60 Watts with a life expectancy of 1,500 hours, with LEDs that only use 6 to 14 Watts (depending on the manufacturer) and last 8,000 to 10,000 hours.
The ROI Calculation is based on replacing 20 bulbs that typically burn 750 hours per year with dimmable LEDs that cost up to $3.00 and the average cost of electricity that is $2.76 per year. Each bulb saves on average $4 to $7 per year. The Light Emitting Diode (LED) market is picking up traction quickly, and LEDs do not contain mercury (like Compact Fluorescent - CFL bulbs) and LEDs last between 50,000 and 80,000 hours!
When it comes to areas inside or outside of your home that are lit more than 8 hours a day or for commercial applications, LEDs start to make sense. Learn more about LED Lighting
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