LED Lighting for Homes and Commercial Buildings
In an effort to become more energy efficient and save money on their energy bill, many homeowners and business are turning to LED light bulbs to meet their lighting needs. LED lights are a relatively new technology that has shown to be effective in replacing incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs for general lighting purposes. Using light-emitting diodes as a source of light, LED lights are long-lasting and highly efficient. While initial costs of an LED light may be higher than incandescent and fluorescent lights, the energy cost savings of LED lighting over time is appreciably higher than the alternatives.
Differences Between LED Lights and Traditional Lights
LED lights are much more efficient at utilizing wattage (measure of energy usage) to produce lumens (measure of brightness). For example, to produce 450 lumens, an LED light bulb only requires 5 watts, whereas a traditional incandescent light bulb requires 40 watts.
Bulb efficiency is determined based on the overall lifetime of the light bulb, the annual cost and the wattage used to produce light. A standard LED light as an average lifespan of 50,000 running hours. In contrast, an incandescent light bulb producing the same level of brightness only has a lifespan of 1,200 running hours. The efficiency of LED lights leads to substantial energy savings. An LED light bulb has an annual average running cost of around $30. An incandescent light bulb producing the same amount of light would cost roughly $325 annually.
- Environmental Impact
LED lights are a much more eco-friendly lighting solution than incandescent light bulbs. A household using LED light bulbs instead of incandescent light bulbs can drastically diminish their carbon footprint. Carbon dioxide emissions are a significant contributor to greenhouse gases which have been found to have an effect on global climate change. A household using 30 incandescent light bulbs in a year would create 4500 lbs. of carbon dioxide emissions. LED light bulbs, on the other hand, would only produce 450 lbs. of carbon dioxide emissions.
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