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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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