Saving Money with LED Lighting
The current global economy has made many citizens of the UK take stock of what is most important; what is worth the money, what can be put off, what is a necessity, and how can they save money. Despite the drastic measures many people are undertaking in order to save a few pounds, there are still families in dire need of money saving options.
One of the easiest ways to save money, although rarely considered, is to replace each of the incandescent light bulbs in your house with LED light bulbs.
LED bulbs aren’t just bright and cool to the touch, they are also incredibly energy efficient which makes them incredibly cost effective – cost effective means that it saves you money right were you need it to most; at home.
LEDs are energy efficient; how does that save you money? The design of the LED bulb is meant to consume LESS energy (lower energy consumption means you pay less per month for energy) but provide the same amount of light. Traditional incandescent lighting consumes more energy than an LED, but only 20% of the energy consumed actually goes to making light with 80% of the energy consumed being wasted as heat into the air.
When you choose to replace your household lighting with LEDs, keep in mind that you’ll need to spend a little more money upfront for the bulbs; they are a little more costly than the traditional halogen or fluorescent. Why do LED bulbs cost more than halogen bulbs? The chip inside bulb, which is typically made of silicon carbide, is costly to make and therefore the costs of the chip make the LED bulb a little more expensive. To help offset the cost of your LED bulbs, you need to do your LED light shopping exclusively through LightRabbit where all of our high quality lighting options are MUCH cheaper than our competitors.
Despite the upfront costs incurred in replacing your home lighting with LED bulbs, you will get an incredible return on your money within the first 6 or so months.
In all honesty, if you choose to replace your household lighting with energy efficient, cost effective LED lighting, you can easily save up to £1000 (90%) on your energy bill PER YEAR. That is a lot of money that you spend on other necessary items.
To learn more about how you can save money by replacing your old incandescent bulbs and fixtures with LED bulbs and fixtures, about which LED bulbs will fit your budget, or if you’d like to know more about the benefits of LED lighting, contact us or visit our FAQs page.