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Why LED Lights Can Be Energy-Saving

May 23, 2019

Why LED Lights Can Be Energy-Saving And Cost-Saving?


Lighting is responsible for taking up considerable power consumption. In larger companies and factories, the cost of everyday lighting is so large that it cannot be ignored, so LED lights are the most popular replacement for HID replacement. LED maintenance and operating costs are much lower than traditional lighting. Since light is an essential thing, finding a more energy-efficient way to get it is worth trying because it will pay off sooner or later.

Energy saving is a real and important process that can pay for individuals before the environment. People have been trying to find better resources for their energy use. And this better resources not only mean more safe for the environment, but also more affordable and more effective for consumers. For instance, imagine spending less on heating and electricity without reducing the usual consumption.

But we also need to know why LED lights can be energy-saving and cost-saving, the detailed reasons will be showed in this essay.

Reason 1: LED’s high lifespan reduces the frequency of replacement

LEDs are more durable than any other illumination source. Compared with the fluorescent lamps and incandescent light bulbs, the former can only last 8,000 hours, and the latter for 1000 hours, the  estimated lifetime of LED lights exceeds 80,000 hours. It means that LED lights work 10,000 days longer than their competitors (equal to 27 years) and replacing an LED light once is equivalent to replacing an ordinary incandescent bulb 80 times.

Reason 2: The instant on & off function of LED Lights keep them in good performance

In addition to being energy efficient, LED lamps have many other types of illumination, such as metal halides, incandescent lamps, and fluorescent lamps. They start right away and don't require a lot of warm-up time like fluorescent lights. There is no problem with turning them on and off often. It does not affect their performance or longevity. Unlike CFLs and incandescent lamps, they are not easily broken because the materials used to make them are solid and have no tube or filament breakage. Therefore, the LED is durable and not fragile.

Reason 3: The working principle of LED reduces operating costs

An Incandescent Lamp is an electric light source that energizes a filament to an incandescent state and emits visible light by thermal radiation. While LED (Light Emitting Diode) is a solid-state semiconductor device, which can directly convert electricity into light. So any other lighting source costs more than the LED. Therefore, there is no doubt that they are more cost-effective in the long run. Another aspect that can't be ignored is energy consumption. If you use an incandescent lamp for 8 hours and 2 years a day, it will cost you about $50, but if you use LEDs for 8 hours and 2 years in the same period - it will cost you low up to $2 to $4. How much can we save? Save up to $48 a year and save up to $4 per LED per month. We are here to talk about a single light bulb. In any home or utility, multiple light bulbs are turned on for a long time in a day, and the cost difference is indeed worth considering. Yes, the purchase price of LEDs is higher, but the overall cost is lower than other types of lamps, and prices are declining over time. It's just that technology usually comes at a higher price until the market is fully adapted to it, and then the cost of production drops.