Light Bulb

Deciding to change your types of light source in all of your house can be a big change, so it is important to make an informed decision on your purchase prior to making one. While LED light bulbs can typically cost more than the traditional incandescent bulb, they are much more efficient, trendy, effective, and environmentally friendly. The advantages of switching to energy efficient LED light bulbs are listed and explained in more detail below.

Lower energy consumption: 40 % of household energy use stems from lighting, so LED light bulb users can make significant savings on their energy use with switching to LED light bulbs. 

Quality LED performance: Recent developments in LED lighting technology have led to providing quality illumination and targeting and adjusting to give the proper range and angle of lighting coverage. LED light bulbs are flexible in their performance as well, and they start up immediately, making them perfect to use for security or cameras.

Longer product life: LED light bulbs can last up to 10 times more than the traditional bulb, making them reliable and paying themselves off in the short run. Typical traditional incandescent bulbs last only 10,000 hours whereas LED light bulbs can last up to 100,000 hours. However, some of the high end LED light bulbs can last up to ten years, with warranty.

No maintenance: LED light bulbs require nearly zero maintenance. They do not require frequent changing, as they are long-lasting, and there is no bulb-failure or down-time. Quick Start Up: LED light bulbs do not lag or “warm up” like the traditional incandescent bulbs. Rather they light up and illuminate to their full capacity immediately after turning on.

Versatile Environments: LED light bulbs can be used in a wide variety of different environments. LED light bulbs work well in indoor as well as outdoor environments. Higher quality LED light bulbs are even weather-hardened, climate tolerant, and resistant from damage or vandalism.

Easy Installation: LED light bulbs are easy to install and maintenance-free, as they do not need to be replaced as often as traditional light bulbs.

A small comparison of LED light bulbs to Incandescent light bulbs is accessed below: 21 incandescent light bulbs are needed for 25,000 hours of use, compared to a mere three LED light bulbs. The total purchase price of incandescent bulbs over a twenty-three year span comes to twenty-three dollars, compared to six dollars with LED light bulbs. The total cost of electricity used, averaging from 25,000 hours of use is $180 for incandescent light bulbs, and $42 for LED light bulbs. The total operational cost of incandescent light bulbs over a twenty-three year period is $201, whereas the cost for LED light bulbs over the twenty-three year period is $48. Overall, using LED light bulbs are much more cost efficient in the long run, and they can become a very effective and versatile alternative method to using traditional light bulbs.