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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
The smartest buy you make this year could probably be a box of new LED light-bulbs.
Investing in the most recent LED light-bulbs could appear high-priced but if you do the math they will be saving you a lot more in the long run. You could finish up saving about 240 Pound a year according to some articles in the UK primarily based on present power costs.
LED light bulbs are around 10 times more energy efficient than normal filament light bulbs and about 3 times more energy efficient than the CFL(Compact Fluorescent Light) bulbs so a 60W filament bulb will generate roughly the same amount of light as a 6W LED bulb.
The explanation for this is that those filament bulbs use most of that 60W of energy making heat and are very inefficient at making light but an LED bulb creates very small amounts of heat and converts most of the power into light, as they don't get hot they are safer as well.
So let's do some maths and see what you could save.
If for example you have 10 light fixtures with old style bulbs and each light is 60W then that is 600W of power or 0.6kW.
Now power is sold in Kilowatt-hours (kWH) so 10 lights will consume 0.6kWH each hour they are on. A common Unit cost in the UK for electrical energy is 12 Pence per 1kWh and coincidentally in the US it's about 12 Cents per 1kWH.
Let's make our maths effortless and say that you have all ten lights on for 10 hours a day, we can base this on retirees who might spend longer at their house for the duration of the day.
That is 0.6kWH x 10 which equates to 6kWH
At 12 Pence or 12 Cents per kWH that is 12 x 6 = 72
So each day the lights would cost you 72 Pence / Cents
Per week that is 72 x 7 = 5.04 Pound or Dollars of electricity.
Or 5.04 x 52 = 262.08 Pound or Dollars per year, just for your lighting bill!
LED light bulbs are 10 times more energy efficient so swapping to 10 LED bulbs would lessen that bill from 262.08 Pound or Dollars to 26.21 a year
Now the price of LED light-bulbs could be far more than common filament light-bulbs but one 6W LED light bulb would probably set you back around 7 USD or 4 GBP. So that is 70 USD or 40GBP for 10. The bulbs will pay for themselves in power savings in around about 5 months. Yearly savings would be in the area of 230 Pound or Dollars a year however the 1st year would be less as you need to take off the initial cost of the LED light-bulbs.
LED light bulbs are also much longer lasting so across 5 years these bulbs could save you more than 1000 Dollars or 1000 Pound. Even if power costs stay fixed for the next 5 years.
That is why LED light bulbs are such a excellent investment and an effortless way to save money starting today.
Take a look at our range of power saving LED lights to calculate how much money you could save by switching to LED Light bulbs.
The top wholesaler for LED Solutions is Chinavasion.com as they provide a 12 month warranty on every LED Light-Blub ordered directly through them.
(Power cost guide from shrinkthatfootprint webpage typical-electricity-costs-kwh)