You may have heard that LED lightbulbs are energy efficient and eco-friendly options for lighting your home. But have you ever heard why? In this article, we’ll be discussing factual information verified by electrical engineers.
LED light bulbs consume overall 60-70% less energy than alternative options. In fact, here is a list of LEDs power percentages compared with other types of light bulbs.
Though the CFLs have been established and providing light for more than 100 years, LEDs have plenty of ways of beating them. The biggest? Is that LED is more energy-efficient.
HID light bulbs are the oldest form of electrical light. However, this means that they are somewhat outdated in some ways. One of these includes how much energy they consume.
High-pressure sodium and low-pressure sodium light bulbs are a specific type of bulb referred to as, “Gas-Discharge Light Bulbs” (Also known as a high-intensity discharge HID or LIC bulb).
Lastly, with the most famously used bulb, we’re going to compare LED with Incandescent light bulbs to see our best option. We all know that incandescent bulbs have been around for a while and while they usually are the cheaper bulb at the beginning, let’s see how fast their expenses can add up.
The cost of lighting your home or business doesn’t have to be pricey to be green. LEDs are the way to conserve energy while being cost-efficient for all of its lifespan!
Michael Tobias is the founder and principal of Nearby Engineers and New York Engineers, which is an Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Company in America. He leads a team of more than 30 mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineers from the company headquarters in New York City, and has led numerous projects in New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, and California, as well as Singapore and Malaysia. He specializes in sustainable building technology and is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council.