The savings related to lighting, especially LED lighting has to do with efficiency. LED’s are more efficient because they require less electricity to put out more light without sacrificing brightness and color. In general, LED lights only require 25% of the energy needed to power an incandescent bulb, which adds up to big savings over the course of a year. To put it into context, your energy costs for lighting four LED bulbs would be the same as one incandescent bulb.
Incandescent light bulbs are cheaper, about four times cheaper, but cutting corners and getting cheap bulbs will cost more in the long run. The average lifespan of an incandescent bulb is 1,200 hours, whereas the average lifespan of a LED bulb is 25,000 hours. This means you would need to purchase roughly 21 incandescent bulbs to get the same hours of usage.
Making the change to light emitting diodes (LED’s) can be a simple with the right help. Retrofitting new led lighting into old fixtures can seem like a daunting task, however the professionals at HEC Solutions make the process simple, quick, and cost effective. Because there is no demolition or major electrical work, a lighting specialist will usually be in and out in one day.
Longer Lasting Lights
New LED lights can last much longer than standard incandescent bulbs, in some cases up to 25 times longer. LED lights are also built with more durability, making them great options for outdoor lighting and for lighting in areas with extreme temperature swings or construction.
Small Investment, Big Return
As opposed to rewiring and installing new lighting fixtures, retrofitting is the best option in terms of a return on investment. Over the course of 10 years, an incandescent bulb would require $85 in electricity to power it. An LED bulb would average out to about $15 over the course of ten years. Investing in quality and conserving electricity by switching and retrofitting your home or office with LED’s can save you thousands on your energy costs.
There are incentive programs from National Grid and NYSEG to help cover the cost of installation for your retrofit renovation. To learn more, you can refer to our previous blog entry about it. Give HEC Solutions a call today or leave your information here and a lighting specialist will contact you with all the ways you can save.