If you ask Google: Do LEDs save energy?
Without a doubt, the answer is yes! Statistically, lighting expense takes up around 5% of a Kiwi households monthly energy bill (ENERGY.GOV). By replacing your frequently used light fixtures at home, you can save approx $75 each year. Does it sound like one of the fastest and easiest ways to cut the energy bill?
Take a bulb as an example, LED bulbs consume much less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs with an 80-90% efficiency ratio, which means up to 90% of energy in LED is converted into light while only 10% is converted into heat. LEDs as the most energy-efficient light source on the current market, use up to 85% less electricity than standard incandescent lights with longer lasting time. Averagely, the lifespan of the LED bulb lasts around 25,000-50,000 hours whilst the compact fluorescent bulb can only run about 10,000 hours.
Westpac suggested on their REDNews that it is a smart small investment of switching to LED Lights. Although the general costs of replacement more upfront, thinking about the long-term savings that expense would be paid back sooner.
LEDs come in various types, except standard light bulbs there are downlights, spotlights, ceiling lights, wall lights as well as linear lights. Most of the LED products have dimming function, with an extra dimmer (sometimes without) you can change the brightness of the lights.
A small change makes big difference, not only for lower the energy bill also upgrading your home in a bright stylish way.