LED lighting is one of the fastest and easiest ways you can save energy around your home or office. In fact, switching just a few lights to LED can make a big difference. But what makes LED lights so energy efficient?
Before we get into LEDs, let’s talk about incandescent lights. Why are they so inefficient? For starters, they were invented back in 1879. Sure, they were super important for replacing candles and lighting the way for numerous other innovations, but the technology is more than 140 years old! Plus, it’s super inefficient. Only 5% of their energy comes from producing light, while the rest is emitted as heat from the bulbs. No wonder they get so hot!
LEDs are a much brighter (and cooler) option. LEDs were invented in 1927 and the technology has been advancing ever since. LED stands for “light-emitting diode,” which means that when an electric current passes through a semiconductor, it produces light. Today, your average LED light bulb uses 75% less energy than incandescents (some use less than 90%) and lasts about 25 times longer. It also uses way less electricity than CFL lights, without containing any harmful mercury. On average, LEDs last up to 50,000 hours. That’s almost six years! LEDs last up to 10 times longer than CFL lights and 50 times longer than incandescent lights.
With numbers like these you can enjoy serious savings just by switching a few lights to LED around your house. When you replace every light with LED light bulbs, you can take advantage of huge energy savings that will literally last you for years; plus you won’t have to go to the store to replace your bulbs all the time either.
Looking to save without the hassle? Be bright and make the switch to LED light!