Since the birth of electricity, nothing much has revolutionised the bulb-buying scene. Most people don’t think that much about what goes in their light fittings and just reach for a replacement whenever a bulb blows.
Doing this means you could be haemorrhaging your money via your electricity bill.
Old-style, inefficient light bulbs are gradually being phased out, so this subject is one you will need to address at some point in the near future whether you realise it or not.
It’s hardly surprising things have to change in our more eco-conscious society – a standard light bulb uses 90% of its energy generating heat, not light. These bulbs may seem cheap at the point of purchase but the drain on your electricity bill is far more expensive. So let’s look at the bigger, brighter, picture…
LED bulbs save you money Initially, they may cost a few pounds more than traditional bulbs but they will last for up to 20 years – could you ever imagine a traditional incandescent bulb doing the same?
LED bulbs also last 5 times longer than other energy-saving bulbs Not only do LED bulbs measure up fantastically against traditional bulbs, they’re also better value and longer-lasting than other energy-saving bulbs, such as CFLs or Halogen bulbs LED bulbs give off little or no heat Even energy-saving CFLs waste 95% of their energy through the generation of heat. We’re back to the electricity bill again…
LED bulbs are the most natural source of energy on earth after the sun For anyone wanting to promote green values within their home, LED bulbs should not only satisfy your purse or wallet but also your conscience LED bulbs are hard-wearing and durable With no internal filament, you could drop an LED bulb on its head from the ceiling and it will remain usable
The value of LED bulbs may not be as immediately apparent as some of their market counterparts, but they are, in the long run, the most economical, environmentally-friendly bulb you could buy. Whilst you may consider it expensive to replace all the bulbs in your home in one go, the more palatable option is to ‘replace as you go’, i.e. when you need to replace a bulb or light fitting, make sure it’s LED that you plump for. The expense of your electricity bills and the future of our planet will thank you for it!