Does LED Lighting Really Save You Money?

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Switching to LED lighting for your home, business or portable lighting devices delivers lots of practical advantages. LED lights are rapidly replacing the incandescent bulb, which could make "How many blanks does it take to change a light bulb" jokes extinct. You might've heard that LED lights save money on energy costs, but what's the real scoop?

LED lights produce light in a different way that doesn't waste heat, and companies are rapidly using the new tech for every kind of lighting from flashlights to home fixtures. The cost savings are real and impressive -- LED lights save at least 75 percent in energy costs over traditional light bulbs, and the bulbs last 35 to 50 times longer. You could run an LED light continuously for longer than 10 years without changing the bulb. If you want a second opinion or to check with an official source, read about LEDs at the Department of Energy.

The simple and undeniable answer is that LED lighting saves money on energy costs, batteries, bulb replacements, upkeep and cooling costs because LED bulbs don't produce lots of wasteful heat. The bulbs are also very durable, unlike fragile light bulbs that may stop working or break if dropped. There are some costs involved in changing out your fixtures, lamps and flashlights, but the savings over time make up for the initial costs.

Light Up Your Life with Reduced Costs and Fewer Worries About Upkeep

Many people are using compact fluorescent lights or CFLs to replace incandescent lights in existing fixtures, but this is just a stopgap solution for cutting energy usage. CFLs contain mercury, which damages the environment, and they can break almost as easily as regular light bulbs.

Types of Energy-Saving LED Lighting

You can buy many LED lighting products from your local hardware store or online. Types of LED lights that are available include:

  • Indoor light fixtures
  • Lamps
  • Battery-powered lamps and night lights
  • LED strips
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Flashlights and torches
  • Indicator lights on electronic devices
  • Track lighting
  • Dimmable globe-style LED bulbs

LED lighting really saves money on electricity, bulb replacements, time spent changing light bulbs and money spent cooling rooms to make up for the heat that bulbs generate. Learn more about LED lights on our homepage. You might never change a bulb again, so you'll have to come up with something to replace those old light bulb jokes. Why did the LED bulb cross the road? Because it didn't want to meet an out-of-work light bulb and cause it to blow a fuse.


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