Would You Rather Spend $478 Or $3070 On Your Home Lighting Electric Cost
Well your probably spending that much or more. Believe it or not lighting in your home is about 25% of your total electric usage. You pay the electric company by the amount of energy you use which is called watts. LED bulbs use only 1-20 watts of energy (comparable to a 5-100 bulb) so you use approximately 80% less electric. That saves you 80% of your cost on lighting your home.
Lets use your regular 60 watt light bulb as an example compared to an LED replacement. Sure you can go to your local store and by a 60 watt bulb for 50 cents compared to an LED replacement for 14 bucks. Hey that’s a lot of money right? Well it sure looks like it is but let us take a look at the entire picture. You might want to sit down for this shocker.
|60 Watt Incandescent Bulb*||7 Watt LED Bulb|
|Lumens per watt||14 lumens per watt||130 lumens per watt|
|Cost per bulb||45 cents||$14.00|
|Expected life hours||1000 hours average||50000 Hours|
|6 Hours use per day x 365 days||2190 hours per year||2190 hours per year|
| How many bulbs needed per year
life hours divided by use hours
|2.19 bulbs per year||1 bulb|
| How many bulbs needed for 20 years
2.19 bulbs per year x 20 years
|43.8 bulbs||1 bulb|
|Total cost of bulbs needed for 20 years
44 regular bulbs at 45 cents and 1 LED bulb at $14
| Total cost of energy based on 11 cents
per kilowatt hour for 20 years
2190 x 20 years is 43800 total hours use x.11
|Total cost of bulbs and
energy used for 20 years
|Total money saved using LED replacement bulbs is $260.31 over 20 years|
*Philips 27082-7 – 60 Watt - 1000 Life Hours – 840 Lumens – 120 Volt
Pretty amazing right! In reality, based on a savings of $13.55 a year ($260 total / 20 years), it would take only about one year to pay for that LED replacement bulb in the above example.
Look in your kitchen, living room, family room, bedrooms and outside and count how many bulbs you use. 5 lights? 10 Lights? 15 lights? Wouldn’t you like to save $70 every year? Save $140 every year? Save $210 every year? Some LED bulbs last for up to 50,000 hours (10 to 15 times longer than most halogen lamps and up to 40 times more than most incandescent bulbs). So it will be years before you ever have to replace a bulb.
Think of the bulbs you are using now what they are really costing you. Below is a energy calculator for you to play with so you can see what bulbs you are using now actually cost you.