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LED Light Bulbs Comparison



When compared to non-LED home lighting solutions, there is no question that LED lights are more energy efficient with a far longer life span. Take a look at the following LED lighting comparison information to see how much money you could save with LED Hut and our great range of LED light bulbs.

Features of LED & non-LED Light Bulbs Compared

 

Features

Incandescent bulbs

CFL (Fluorescent) bulbs

LED bulbs

Watts per bulb

60

14

6

Life span of each bulb

1200 hours

10,000 hours

60,000 hours

Amount of electricity used in 60,000 hours

3,600 KWh

840 KWh

360 KWh

Cost of electricity @£0.20 for each KWh

£720

£168

£72

Number of bulbs required over 60,000 hours

50

6

1

Cost of each bulb

£1.25

£2.98

£15.98

Bulb expense for 60,000 hours

£62.50

£17.88

£15.98

Total lighting cost for 60,000 hours (cost of electricity + bulb expense for 60,000 hours)

£782.50

£185.88

£87.98

 

LED Light Bulbs Cost Comparison

The following data assumes you will be using approximately 30 light bulbs around your home at any point in time.


Features

Incandescent bulbs

CFL (florescent bulbs)

LED bulbs

Cost of 30 bulbs

£37.50

£89.40

£479.40

Number of bulbs that you would require for 60000 hours

50

6

1

Bulb costs for 60,000 hours for 30 bulbs of each

£1875

£536.40

£479.40

Electricity costs for 60,000 hours

£21000

£5040

£2160

Total lighting cost of 30 bulbs for 60,000 hours

£23,475

£5,576.40

£2,639.40

Thus, if you replace your incandescent of CFL bulb with an LED bulb, you could save a significant amount of money - running into the thousands of pounds - on electricity consumption and cost of bulbs over the lifetime of the bulbs. Using LED light bulbs will dramatically reduce your lighting costs and you will reap the environmental benefits of using energy efficient lighting.

 

LED Lighting Solutions Compared

 


Types of LED lights

Watts

Lumens

Lifespan

LED GU10 bulb

3 watts

70lm

50,000 hours

MR16 LED Bulb

3 watts

240lm

50,000 hours

LED down lights

3 watts

160lm

50,000 hours

LED spotlights (PAR20, PAR30 and PAR38)

5 watts

900lm

50,000 hours

LED floodlights

10-30 watts

100lm

50,000 hours

LED tube

8 Watts

800lm

30,000 hours

LED garden lights

28 Watts

2180lm

30,000 hours

LED lighting solutions also include LED ceiling lights, LED wall lights,LED strip lightsand dimmable LED lights. You can choose any kind of LED lights for homes depending upon your preferences and requirements. LED lights are proven to be energy efficient and extremely long lasting when compared to incandescent lights and CFLs.

When choosing LED lights for your home it is essential to understand the light output ie: how bright the LED bulbs are going to be. The standard light bulb wattages you may be used to do not apply to LED bulbs, check theis useful comparison table below to see exactly which LED light bulbs you need.


Light output in lumens

Incandescent in watts

CFLs in watts

LEDs in watts

450

40

8-12

4-5

300-900

60

13-18

6-8

1100-1300

75-100

18-22

9-13

1600-1800

100

23-30

16-20

2600-2800

150

30-55

25-28

 

Features of LED Lights & non-LED Lights Compared

 


Features

Incandescent

CFLs

 LED lights

Durability

Fragile

Fragile

Durable

Sensitivity to humidity

Some

Yes

No

Sensitivity to temperature

Some

Yes (if temperature goes under -10 degrees Fahrenheit or above 120 degrees Fahrenheit they may not work

No

Turns on instantly

Yes

There will be some delay

Yes

Frequent on/off cycling

Some effect

Drastically shortens the lifespan

No effect

Heat emitted

High

Medium

Low

Frequency of replacement say in about 50,000 hours

4

5

1

Hazardous materials used

None

Contains about 5 mg of mercury in each bulb

None

Emissions of carbon dioxide

4500 pounds per year

1051 pounds per year

451 pounds per year

RoHS compliant

Yes

No

Yes

Failure modes

Some

Yes – could succumb to smoke or fire or it could even omit some kind of odor

Not typical

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