LED lighting – rocket Science?
I’ve never made it a secret that I am a huge fan of LED lighting.and their value from a cost savings perspective. I regularly get emails from various companies advertising their products and usually add them to the junk folder. In this case, this site has put together a useful set of info-graphics that depict a convincing argument towards the benefits of LED lighting.
LED lighting is an investment.
I know that not everyone can go out and replace all of their lighting in one full sweep. However, you can always do like I did and replace every incandescent bulb that burns out with a LED equivalent. At a 1/5th the power usage for high end bulbs or even 1/4 the power draw from less expensive brands, it’s not hard to do the math on how long it would pay for itself. Keep an eye out for sales as well. Recently the local Lowe’s was selling 40W equivalent LED bulbs for 69 cents a piece. It’s not rocket Science folks.
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The growth and popularity of LEDs has really opened up the market, putting some of the older light bulb manufacturers under pressure, owing to their technology and ability to compete on price. The surge in interest in LEDs has also resulted in the growth of LED specific light bulb manufacturers. The penetration is quite phenomenal- going from 0,3% in 2010 to a projected 61% by 2020. Globally, the heat is on, in terms of reducing carbon emissions and governments phasing out old-fashioned bulbs, giving consumers no option to make the switch in many cases. One of the driving factors that has accelerated LED popularity and demand has been the use of LEDs screens in smart phones and televisions. This, in itself, has been a whole new market outside of light bulbs, where LED technology has made a significant impact. Historically, the high initial cost of purchasing LED bulbs was restrictive to the growth of the market, but over the years, the prices have fallen down, while the technology has improved, making LEDs more accessible and affordable for the masses. We’re still seeing these improvements coming through today so we may just eclipse that projection for 2020 at this rate. How can you get more value for money when you buy LEDs? It’s true that the market was flooded with lower quality product when LEDs became a buzzword and some consumers did get their fingers burnt initially. Research the company you want to buy from. Check out their history and how long they’ve been in business for. Do they have a customer support line and resources to help you choose the best products for your home? Today you can seek out guarantees and warranties to ensure you get the best product and customer service. You don’t have to go low quality to get good prices either. The market is so competitive that you can still get the best products for less if you shop around. For help and advice, as well as the biggest LED bulb selection visit www.ledlights.co.uk.