Are LED Light Bulbs Worth The Money?
Picture yourself on your weekly shop, when you suddenly realise you need a replacement lightbulb. You head to the aisle and are presented with plenty of choice – different types of bulb, shapes and fittings. It can be quite overwhelming sometimes!
You’ve narrowed your choices down to the fitting you need but what about the type? Looking at the prices you may think the halogen is the sensible choice. After all, LEDs (light emitting diodes) are more expensive than halogen.
But they really are worth the extra money, and this post is going to tell you why.
LEDs are a better quality product
LEDs are constructed with high quality materials, in a more complex manufacturing process than a traditional bulb. The technology is simply more advanced, and so the parts will cost more to produce.
These bulbs have also come a long way since they were first produced – there’s no more small puddles of light, as they are much more effective as the technology has developed.
You can read more about how an LED bulb is made in this post.
LEDs last significantly longer
Did you know that an LED bulb can last up to 50,000 hours? That’s almost 6 years. In comparison, halogens can last up to 4,000 hours, which is double the time of an incandescent bulb but still significantly less than an LED!
This longer lifetime span means that although you may be paying a few more pounds up front for a bulb, if you divide that cost across time, the LED is much more cost effective.
LEDs use less electricity
As well as being long-life products, LED bulbs use less electricity to produce the light required. With the lighting of your home accounting for roughly 60% of your electricity bill, switching to LEDs can provide big savings.
For example, say you have 15 fittings in your home, and the lights are on for 8 hours in the day – you could save around £23 a month and could potentially, dependent on cost, have already paid off the amount you’ve paid for the bulbs!
LEDs are environmentally friendly
Whether you are actively trying to reduce your carbon footprint, or it’s just a nice benefit for you, LED bulbs are considerably friendlier to the Earth than other bulbs.
This is because they include no toxic elements in their makeup, they require less energy to produce light and their longer life span produces less waste. Switching to Led bulbs is a really simple way to reduce your carbon footprint, so it’s a no-brainer if you ask us!
How to save money on your LED bulbs
You might be tempted to hunt online for a cheaper bulb, but do be wary that some online auction sites sell LEDs at a cheaper price but with a substantial decrease in quality.
Here at RLC, we can source LED lightbulbs for you at a wholesale prices, from a reputable and fairly priced supplier. We can then come and install the bulb for you, ensuring that the result exactly matches your needs.
Want to find out more? Get in touch today and one of our friendly team will be happy to help.