Let’s face it: energy-saving is all the rage, and the lighting industry is definitely changing because of it. Gone are the days of CFLs and in comes the era of light emitting diodes lighting, or LED for short. Restaurants, stores, hotels, and residential homes around the world have been making the switch from incandescent lighting to greener options.
And we don’t blame them. LEDs can consume up to 90% less power than incandescent light bulbs. Their lifespans nearly double those of incandescent, while their maintenance requirements remain low.
Yet despite all the benefits that LED lighting presents, many people still doubt whether LED is truly worth the switch.
“Is it true that they’re actually not cost efficient?”
“Aren’t LEDs actually harmful for the environment?”
“Don’t LEDs die quicker than other light bulbs?”
LBC Lighting is here to clear those rumors with our LED Myth Busters series. This is part 1: LED is too expensive!
Yes, LEDs tend to cost more. They are indeed expensive relative to older types of light bulbs, but are they TOO expensive? Not at all. This is because they last much longer, are safer, and save a TON more energy than incandescent.
- LEDs have a long usage span, up to 60,000 hours.
- Compare that to a measly 1,500 hours for incandescent light bulbs, and we clearly have a winner. LEDs have the potential to last up to 4 times as long as incandescent light bulbs, so you don’t have to keep buying replacements.
- LEDs have better safety features.
- Because they barely produce heat, they have a lower risk of fires and burns. You’ll also be paying less maintenance fees, which can add up.
- LEDs save a ton of energy.
- Less energy = cheaper bills for you! Take a look at the chart to the right to see how much you’d save!
tl;dr: LEDs are DEFINITELY a better bang for your buck.
Besides, when it comes to lighting, quality over quantity is key.