Can You Really Save Money by Switching to LED Lighting?

When it comes to lighting your home, I'm sure we've all done the same thing before as just popping to the shop and buying the cheapest bulb available without a thought. But did you know that even though that initial outlay seems a lot smaller, it could actually be costing you more in the long run?

I know, it doesn't seem important does it? When you look at your electricity bill as a whole, the cost of lighting wouldn't stand out as something that would cost a lot of money, but if you take a step back and realise just how often you use the lights in your home, and the amount of lights you actually have, they're probably the thing that are used the most.

That's because cheap filament bulbs have a low lifespan and will need replacing more often, as well as needing more power to light them up. LED light bulbs, on the other hand, have proven to be much more energy efficient than traditional light bulbs, and as a result, households could save money by upgrading to LED bulbs.

And although LED lighting has a slightly higher outlay, those upfront costs can be recouped in just a few months, thanks to the energy savings they bring. 

Now here's the sums... LED bulbs have an average life of around 20,000 hours, while the filament bulb only lasts for 1,000 to maybe 2,000 hours. So, 1 LED bulb would last as long as 10 to 20 regular bulbs. And that's just for one bulb in your house. Imagine replacing every light in your house to LED, the amount of money you'd save in the long run well outweighs the cost to purchase LED lighting in the first place. 

What's more, there is so much more choice when it comes to LED lighting. You'd don't just have to opt for a bulb for your ceiling. You could have LED panels as a backdrop in your living room, or even LED tube lighting to brighten up the kitchen. When it comes to LED lighting, there is so much more choice. 

So,in answer to the original question, yes, you can really save money by switching to LED lighting. And not only that, LED lighting also gives you so much more choice when it comes to how you light your home...

1 comment:

  1. Yes, we switched all ours over to LED a couple of years ago and the savings were noticeable!