A couple of decades ago, light bulbs did not offer many options. Regardless of your budget, you only had one choice when it came to interior lighting solutions for your home, office or residential areas. It was a case of selecting the incandescent light based on its fixture and wattage.
Over the years technology has driven the lighting industry and this shift in lighting technology has brought us LEDs. The LED bulb has made more of a positive impact on the environment than incandescent bulbs, which use more energy to stay lit and give off more heat than light. On average, incandescent lights let off 3 times more heat than LED bulbs.
LED bulbs offer a lifespan of more than 25,000 hours, meaning you would only need to change your LED bulbs roughly 4 times in 30 years. Traditional incandescent bulbs, on the other hand, offer an average lifespan of 1,000 hours, which amounts to 263 incandescent bulbs over a space of 30 years. LED lights are not only long lasting, but they are an energy efficient option which could save you up to 80% of your energy bill.
Even if incandescent bulbs have an initial actual cost which is much more convenient than the cost of LED bulbs, the final yearly cost would be higher for the former, since LED lightings use five times less wattage and allow a big saving on your electricity bills. It was calculated that incandescent bulbs have a yearly average usage cost of more than three times than the one of LED bulbs.
Be ready for this year Earth Hour (March 19 from 8:30pm to 9:30pm) and switch to LED to invest in your future and the future of our planet! Remember, sustainability is not just for 60 minutes!
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