According to the EPA, a federal healthcare center in Chicago recently started reducing its energy consumption by replacing fluorescent light bulbs with LED light bulbs.
Guess what the cost savings is expected to be over the course of 10 years? Nearly half a million dollars.
Clearly, lighting up our lives is no small matter. And, when it comes to our homes, energy efficiency is key. It’s what allows us to squirrel away some extra cash for a family vacation. Let’s walk through the benefits of LED lighting, starting with the benefits to that vacation fund.
The first and most cost-effective advantage of LED lighting its lifespan. LED light bulbs will last 25,000 hours. Meanwhile, incandescent light bulbs only burn for 1,200 hours.
With LEDs burning 25,000 hours, that means you could burn these light bulbs 24 hours a day for two years before needing to replace them (though that isn’t recommended). That’s quite the cost savings.
Even better, LEDs tend to consume small amounts of energy. In fact, they use about 50% less energythan incandescent light bulbs. Just think about those numbers. They are going to last 40 times longer, to boot.
LED lights emit little to no heat. Meanwhile, incandescent light bulbs convert over 90% of their energy into heat. That’s a huge amount of heat, making it understandable why incandescents are too hot to touch when they’ve been burning the midnight oil with you.
You can understand why so many of the pre-lit Christmas trees come with LEDs these days. There’s a substantially lower risk for safety issues when we don our trees and our garland with LEDs.
LED lights are tiny. This opens up the door for a wealth of practicalities. They can stand in for smaller, mood lighting. And, on the other hand, they’re also powerful enough to light up big-time sports arenas.
Children and adults alike love their twinkle lights at home. If the plan is to string a soft set of them in a bedroom or living room, LED is the way to go. They’ll neither emanate heat nor pose imminent danger to your family.
Did you know fluorescent lights contain mercury? Consider that simple fact before you string a cheap fluorescent over your workbench in the basement.
If one should break, there are special care requirements to protect your loved ones from exposure. Notably, everyone must leave the room and air it out for 10 minutes.
That’s a lot of work for a light bulb, right? Meanwhile, your friendly LED light bulbs require no special care when their (long) life comes to an end. They’re both eco-friendly and economical.
Without question, you will save energy, money, and the environment with LED lighting. If you’d like to enjoy the benefits of LED lighting in your home, don’t DIY!
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