Over the past 5 years or so, many companies, organizations, and households have been switching over from the traditional incandescent light bulb to the compact fluorescent light bulb. While the CFLs do provide major improvements in efficiency and costs for the user, another lighting option is being introduced that promises to build upon these improvements. The challenger to the efficient lighting throne: the LED light bulb.
The LED (light emitting diodes) bulb can help lower your electric bill by using less kilowatts per unit of light generated (lumens). Compared to an incandescent light bulb, a LED bulb uses 10 times less the amount of watts per lumen. Furthermore, LEDs still use about half the amount of wattage compared to the CFL bulb. Because of this efficiency, an LED bulb’s average life span is 50,000 hours, compared to 1,200 hours for an incandescent and 8,000 for a CFL! Because of this lifespan, the costs of an LED bulb is more expensive than a traditional bulb, but will provide tremendous savings long term.
Already, the benefits of the LED are clear. But this bulb has even more impressive improvements. Due to its efficient design, this bulb emits no heat and requires no maintenance (a 5 year warranty is included as well). The LED bulb is also much more durable, another benefit of its excellent design. It can easily handle jarring and bumping, as well as significantly cold temperatures.
Finally, LED bulbs greatly reduce CO2 emissions, making them the most eco-friendly bulb yet. The LED bulb emits 100 times less CO2 in a year compared to incandescent bulbs and less than half of the CO2 put off by a CFL. To learn more about this incredible piece of technology, click here. Then, go and take your light to a whole new level.