Can LED light bulbs help bring down your bill?

Electricity prices of the whole sale market have been fluxuating greatly the last year. Which makes it even more important for households to update their home appliances and light bulbs, since an old appliance can be an energy hog. Most appliances have made a lot of energy-saving leaps over the years, so in most cases it is worth considering to replace them with a new and more energy efficient one,

While it might not look like it at first, LEDs are one way you can save big bucks on your utility bill every month. They are, currently, more expensive than incandescent light bulbs, but prices are consistently falling.

LED bulbs does cost more at the outset than traditional light bulbs, quality made LEDs last longer, however, they are more durable, and offer the same quality of lighting as other types of lighting such as traditional incandescent light bulbs, while also reducing energy use.

LEDs emit the same brightness as incandescent light bulbs. However, they use far less energy; 70-90 % less energy in fact. This energy savings means you’ll be saving a pretty penny on your electric bills every month too, especially if you replace all of the lights in your home with LEDs.

With the current technology, the LED revolution is unstoppable and is already notably transforming the lighting of homes, businesses, public roads, home appliances and even greenhouses.

They are good for the environment

Not only do LEDs last longer and help reduce your electric bill, they also help the planet. Thanks to their efficiency, you’ll be using less electricity. You’ll also be reducing your carbon footprint, since replacing bulbs less often means less waste and fewer light bulbs manufactured over time. LEDs are also safe to dispose of normally since they do not contain mercury like compact fluorescent lights (CFLs).

How long does an LED light bulb last?

Traditional incandescent light bulb fare a thing of the past (manufacturing them is prohibited in the European Union). Normally, they last around 1,000 hours before burning out.

LED technology
, arrived with light bulbs that last approximately 50,000 hours.  This is equivalent to having them turned on for 5 years without interruption.

Save on your electricity with LED

Whether or not you have LED lighting, your electrical consumption represents around half of what you pay on the bill.  

Logically, the more efficient your light bulbs are, the less electricity you’ll consume.

You do not have to make the switch in one go, little by little change all your light bulbs to LEDs and see how it will affect your electricity bill.

Have you seen a difference in your energy bill, since changing to LEDs?

Let us know in the comment below.

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