Any idea what percentage of the electricity bill is your lighting? According to recent studies the percentage of lighting cost was up to 40%. Isn’t it quite high? Yes, it is! It nearly makes up for half of the utility bill which indicates that if we consume less energy through lighting, we can save a lot of money!
This is where the role of LED lights come in! The LED lights are a result of a cost-effective, energy saving and an efficient lighting design. For most of our lives, we have used the incandescent light tubes and bulbs but the era of the twenty-first century brings with it the great LED lights. These lights are meant to make our indoor and outdoor lighting system better and more efficient. It’s time we start thinking about evolving our lives using the smart electrical lights.
LED lights produce results that speak for themselves. Using these lights is the only source to drop the percentage of the lighting share in the electricity bill. How much money is saved by using these lights? This is still under discussion.
Before we jump into how much can you actually save by using LED lights, let’s find out how they function that leads to minimum energy consumption.
How do LED lights work?
The Lighting research center suggests that the LED bulbs and lights create energy when the positive and negative charges come together. Once these charges collide with each other, the energy is released in the form of light. This light is the fastest, most reliable and efficient light that can be used to brighten the houses and offices.These advanced lights do not emit much heat energy as compared to the traditional lights. They do not emit the infrared or ultraviolet rays and are highly energy efficient.
The LED lights are cost-effective as they offer a long lasting service. They can run from 20,000 to 50, 000 hours offering seamless service enlightening even the dimmest lit rooms.
How much can you save?
The LED lights come in different types and use different Watts of power/ energy. There are the lights that we use in the bedrooms, lounge and drawing rooms. Then there are the ones that are used as the garden LED lights, wall-hanging lamps lights and street lights. Though the purchase cost of the LED bulbs and lights is high, these lights help a lot in saving the electricity cost. The estimate is as follows:
If one incandescent bulb is run for 5 hours in a day for two whole years, most of the money would be spent on electricity with a total amount of $32 (according to the present energy rates).
On the other hand, if a LED bulb is used instead for the same duration, it will cost $12. The major portion of $12 would be belonging to the price of the bulb itself rather than the electricitycost.
Keeping these calculations in mind, it is quite evident that using a LED bulb costs much less than using an incandescent light on an annual basis. Thus, any of you who wish to cut down his electricity bills costneeds to switch to the best alternative of the traditional lightsavailable in the market.
About the Author:
This guest post was written by Hassan Khan Yousafzai, he is passionate about Digital marketing. Along with educational background in Software Engineering he is bridging gap between marketing and development department. At Techvando, he has been consulting brands all over Pakistan to gain online traffic and profitable leads.