Are LED lights a smart buy?
As for your deeply seeded father issues, you may want a therapist for that, but we can definitely help with one smart, proven way to save energy. LED lights have been around for awhile, but it hasn’t been until recently that they finally came down in cost rendering them both cost effective and stunningly cheap.
THE LED WAY TO SAVE ENERGY
- What if I told you that you could reduce a common household chore to once every 20 years? Would you be interested in hearing more? Yes. The answer is yes, you would be.
Whether it’s a simple initial case of sticker shock or possibly an undying love for Thomas Edison, the American public has largely chosen not to adopt LED light bulbs over the less efficient incandescent bulb. Yes, it is less expensive in the short term to buy incandescent lights, but a study of the lifetime costs of incandescent, CFL, and LED light bulbs reveals a clear winner after ten years. Yes, ten years is a long time, but consider this:
REAL COST OVER 10 YEARS
(Real costs of purchasing, using (and replacing) all three types of light bulbs over a ten year period)
No matter how you spin it, switching your entire home to LED lights is long-term smart and very energy efficient. Now only if you could find a way to take out the trash once every 20 years.
4Change Energy Michael is earning a Master’s Degree in Graphic Design from Savannah College of Art and Design. When he isn’t working on 4Change Energy design projects, Michael can be found jogging the countless biking and running trails around the Dallas area.
Fantastic blog.Much thanks again. Really Cool.
I have been pleased with changing all of my bulbs to LED however in researching them I read something about the blue rays or light they emit such as also the ones that come from a TV or computers may be harmful. What is your opinion on this.
The first thing I did when we bought a new home was to replace every light bulb in the house over to LED bulbs. Not only do the use less energy,the put out almost no heat. That’s helps in cooling cost too. Bonus!
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