Save Money While Saving the Planet
If every American swapped out just one incandescent light bulb for an energy-efficient LED light bulb right now, we would save enough energy to light more than 2.5 million homes each year. These energy savings would equate to over $600 in cost savings. So by transitioning to a more energy-efficient lighting solution, you’re not just saving the planet’s resources; you’re saving money, too. Here are four more benefits you can experience by switching over to an energy-efficient LED lighting system.
LED bulbs last substantially longer than traditional incandescent and fluorescent lights. In fact, LED bulbs last an average of 17 years compared to an average of 6 years for fluorescent lights. To break this down, an LED bulb averages a 50,000-hour lifespan. That means the average LED will last 24 years when used 4 hours a day, 17 years when used 8 hours a day, and 6 years when used 24 hours a day. With these extended operational lifetimes, you’ll find yourself rarely having to replace a light bulb again. At the same time, you’ll be doing more while using less, thus reducing the amount of material waste you throw away when bulbs eventually go out.
Lower Replacement Costs
Because LED bulbs last significantly longer than traditional bulbs, you’ll end up saving money in the long run by not having to replace bulbs as frequently. Advances in technology have brought down the cost of LED bulbs substantially, so the additional cost of an LED over an incandescent bulb is outweighed by the longer lifespans of LEDs. At the same time, LED bulbs are more durable and shock resistant than many other types of bulbs, meaning you won’t have to replace broken bulbs as frequently, if at all.
LED bulbs are recyclable and made from non-toxic materials. While LED bulbs are more durable than many other lights, if one accidentally breaks, you won’t have to worried about exposure to toxic chemicals. When your bulbs eventually go out, you can be confident that the bulbs will be recycled with minimal damage to the environment. On the other hand, fluorescent lights contain mercury which, if not properly disposed of, contaminate the environment.
Lower Energy Bills
LED bulbs consume 70% less power than traditional incandescent bulbs. That means by switching to LED bulbs your energy bills can potentially be reduced by up to 70%. The additional cost of LED over traditional bulbs is further mitigated by lowering your monthly utility bills. These savings aren’t just limited to lighting. Because LED bulbs emit a fraction of the heat that incandescent bulbs emit, you’ll reduce the cooling load of your air-conditioning units, further reducing your monthly bills.
Make the Switch
As lighting options rapidly advance, reasons to put off implementing a more eco-friendly lighting solution are quickly dwindling. If you’re interested in exploring what these options may look like for you and your business, schedule a consultation with us today.