What are the Energy Savings for LED Light Bulbs Compared to Incandescent Bulbs?
Traditional incandescent and even fluorescent lighting are less efficient than LED light bulbs.
You may be wondering how much energy LED light bulbs save. Understanding that energy savings go far beyond the simple total amount of electricity consumed by a single LED bulb is essential for an accurate answer. Here are some facts about LED bulbs and how much energy they save.
It’s a no-brainer: LED vs. Incandescent: The Best Way to Save Energy.
LEDs have surpassed incandescent bulbs in terms of popularity at this time. An easy start is that incandescent bulbs use about a sixth of the power of incandescent ones. Because LED bulbs last 50 times longer than incandescent bulbs, they need to be replaced less frequently.
LEDs and incandescent bulbs can be compared in several ways using this figure.
Working backward from the LED’s operating costs to the national average price per unit of energy is the only way to calculate how much energy it saves. It costs about 12 cents per kilowatt-hour in the United States to generate electricity.
LEDs vs. Compact Fluorescent Bulbs: Money vs. Kilowatt-Hours
Regarding long-term energy savings, LEDs beat compact fluorescent bulbs, hands down. To demonstrate this, here are two quick stats.
- For a year, the cost of operating 3 hours a day:
- LEDs cost $2.81 each.
- Cost: $5.04 for Compact Fluorescents
LEDs use 23.5 kilowatt-hours compared to 42 kilowatt-hours for compact fluorescents at 12 cents per kilowatt-hour.
LED Energy Savings: More Than Just Savings for Your Business
When compared to incandescent bulbs, LEDs are more long-lasting. Saving money and energy by eliminating the need to climb ladders to replace burned-out bulbs is a win-win situation for everyone involved. You must remember that dynamos don’t have to work as hard to power LED bulbs when you think of the overall energy picture. As a result, we’ll be able to reduce our reliance on coal. In the long run, less energy will be expended harvesting coal if we are more efficient.
In Phoenix, AZ, Add On Electric has been the go-to source for energy-efficient, long-lasting lighting for a wide range of commercial and residential projects. Contact us online for more information on LED bulbs, fixtures, energy, and cost comparisons, and more. We can be reached directly at 602-980-8056.