It’s great to help out the environment and do your bit for planet Earth. If you switch to using LED lights, you can also reduce your energy bills in the process.
A typical household incandescent bulb consumes 40W, an equivalent compact fluorescent bulk will consume approximately 12W and an equivalent LED will consume only 6W. When you apply this over your whole home, the cost savings become obvious. While LEDs do cost a little more than others, they make up for this with long-term energy efficiency.
There are many other benefits to LEDs such as:
- LEDs far outlast any other bulbs and can last up to 50,000 hours.
- LEDs are up to 90% efficient. Old incandescent bulbs by comparison are only 20% efficient, with 80% of their energy resulting in heat output.
- There’s very little maintenance required with LEDs because of their longevity.
- Illumination is instantaneous, unlike other types which require a long time to ‘warm up’ to peak brightness.
- Colour! With RGB controllers, they can have different colours applied to produce a variety of effects from one single LED.
There are many other ways home owners can reduce their power bills. Chat with Peter Casey at Auspower Electrical for advice on what you can do in your home to save energy and save money.
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