Why LED?

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Today’s LED lighting technology makes it possible to change nearly every light bulb in your home or business and save dramatically on electric bills. You’ll also have a smaller carbon footprint, significantly reducing the environmental impact of your energy use.

Here are six extremely compelling reasons that business owners and homeowners should make the switch to LED today.

  1. LED can use 80-90% less electricity to light your home.
    One 13 watt LED light bulb can replace a 75 watt incandescent light bulb. Based on the national average of 12¢ per kWh, the incandescent bulb costs about $35 to light 8 hours per day for one year. To light a 13 watt LED light bulb for the same duration costs about $4.50 . That’s would be an 87% savings on your electricity bill for that bulb, and every other LED in your home or business.
  2. LED bulbs can last more than 30 times longer than incandescent bulbs.
    A single LED bulb powered 8 hours a day can last for more than 30 years , or 24 hours a day for a decade or more . This makes it easy to understand how LED lighting saves enough on bulbs and electricity to quickly pay for every LED bulb in your home, with continued energy savings that lasts for decades.
  3. Incandescent light bulbs are taking their toll on our landfills.
    It’s been estimated that there are 15 billion light bulbs purchased per year worldwide. Public landfills are overflowing with countless bulbs made with technology that dates back 100 years. By replacing incandescents and florescent lights with LEDs, the number of bulbs consumed would be reduced by an astounding number.  150,000 trucks each filled with 100,000 expired incandescent and florescent bulbs, versus  6,000 trucks each with 100,000 expired LED bulbs. That’s still a lot of bulbs, but we need to light the planet. So why not do it LED lighting instead
  4. Compact florescent light bulbs (CFLs) contain mercury vapor.
    While more efficient than incandescent light bulbs, CFLs are a hazard if broken in your home or in public landfills. If not disposed of properly, mercury vapor can leech into our environment, contaminating aquifers and making water non-potable. CFL recycling programs are useful to reduce the level of mercury vapor release, however, many bulbs are never recycled and end-up in public landfills.
  5. LED can help save the planet.
    LED is the green choice for a sustainable future of our planet. Compared to LED, incandescent light bulbs emit about eight times more greenhouse gas. Importantly, more than 20% of the world’s electrical needs are for lighting, and the majority of that electricity is produced by burning coal. As a step toward reducing global warming due to greenhouse gas accumulation in the atmosphere, LED lighting will make a sizable contribution worldwide.
  6. LED is the future of lighting.
    As a solution to save money on electricity bills and reduce the environmental impact of incandescent, florescent tubes and CFLs, LED lighting is the low cost and sustainable choice. LED lighting is already making the world a better place to live, one LED bulb at a time.