Great Reasons to Switch to LED #4: It's Magnificently Money-Saving
Another addition to our "Great Reasons to Switch to LED Lighting" Series following energy-efficiency, eco-friendliness and long-lasting capabilities, we have the sheer amount of money you could be saving! Yes, you could stand to save £££s, so read the LED Monkey blog: Great Reasons to Switch to LED #4: It's Magnificently Money-Saving, and get started!
To illustrate, we've devised a clear and helpful hypothetical scenario. It compares equivalent incandescent and LED B22s to show you the real savings that you could make, as opposed to some random figures we've plucked out of thin air.
If you currently have 12 x 100-watt B22 incandescent bulbs in your home and they’re all switched on for 6 hours every day for a year, this would be a total of 2,190 hours in use.
Using an online energy calculator * one 100W incandescent would cost you £38.94 to run during this period, and all twelve would set you back a mammoth £467.26!
However, using just one LED 14-watt B22 bulb for the same amount of hours per year would only cost you £5.45! And, 12 of these LED B22 bulbs would cost just £65.42.
The difference, therefore, in energy costs between 12 LED and 12 incandescent bulbs, is a whopping £401.84 in favour of our fabulous LEDs!! Imagine saving that much in one year, simply by replacing your old light bulbs!
Whilst it is true that initially, LED bulbs tend to cost more than incandescent bulbs based on retail price, they more than make up for it with their incredible longevity.
By way of illustrating, LED's tend to last anywhere between 10,000 and 50,000 hours! In easy to understand terms, this means that should you use them for 8 hours each day, they should still last you up to a gargantuan 17.2 years! Just imagine not having to change a light bulb for over a decade!
This is a stark contrast to all the incandescent bulbs which are often sold with a life expectancy of just 1,000 to 2,000 hours. Using these bulbs for 8 hours each day would only last you an average of six months.
Their super long life expectancy combined with their low-energy consumption, makes LED lighting a money-saving dream! So, why not have a think about changing to LED lighting the next time your incandescent gives up the ghost or you receive a particularly high energy bill?
It may involve making a small investment to begin with, but soon enough they'll pay for themselves and you'll begin saving lots of money on your energy bill.
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* Please note - The energy calculator we use gives real time calculations, using up-to-date fuel prices, so current figures may be different than at the time this blog was written.