Replacing My Old Light Bulbs with Led Bulbs
You’re probably aware of the advantages of LED lighting—excellent performance, energy efficiency, and longer lifetimes. So, when replacing old burned-out light bulbs, you always opt for an LED. It’s an easy choice.
A less obvious decision is whether or not it’s wise to replace old bulbs before they burn out. Are the advantages of LED significant enough to make it worth throwing out perfectly functional incandescent or halogen bulbs?
How do LED Light Bulbs Work?
An LED bulb produces light via light-emitting diodes (LEDs). A diode is a semiconducting material. An electric current passes through the diode, emitting photons (light).
On the other hand, incandescent and halogen bulbs work by moving electricity through a filament. The filament gets so hot that it begins to glow, creating light.
Because LED bulbs don’t require heat to create light, they’re much more energy-efficient and cooler than their incandescent and halogen counterparts.
Performance Comparison: LED, Incandescent, and Halogen Light Bulbs
Incandescent and halogen bulbs waste most of the energy they consume as heat. As a result, incandescent bulbs can use just 10 percent of their energy consumption to make light. For halogen bulbs, it’s a bit better—around 20 percent. LED bulbs, meanwhile, are much more efficient, using up to 80 percent of consumed energy to make light, with just 20 percent wasted as heat.
The increased efficiency of an LED bulb translates directly to electricity consumption savings. For example, an LED bulb consumes about 80 percent less electricity than an incandescent bulb and 75 percent less than a halogen.
LED bulbs are longer-lasting, too. Here’s the Average Rated Life (ARL) for each type of bulb:
• LED bulbs have an ARL of 40,000 to 50,000 hours
• Halogen bulbs have an ARL of 2,000 to 4,000 hours
• Incandescent bulbs have an ARL of 750 to 2,000 hours
It’s nice to know that when you install a new LED bulb, you won’t have to consider replacing it soon.
Don’t Wait to Upgrade Your Light Bulbs to LED
When you replace an old light bulb, you waste a bit. However, that small amount of garbage created is trivial compared to the energy savings you’ll get from your new LED bulb. In addition, LED lighting is environmentally friendly and lowers electricity bills. Energy efficiency experts agree: there’s no need to wait to upgrade your light bulbs to LED.
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