How You Can Save With LED

WHAT ARE LED LAMPS?

Building LightsLED stands for “light-emission diode,” and LED lamps use this technology to provide more light, using less energy. Each lamp uses an array of diodes to produce optimal lighting. LED lamps represent a significant evolution in the standard light bulb, and brings lighting l technology straight into the 21st century!

TYPES OF LED LAMPS?

Decorative bulbs: A candle-light shape and an innovative viral filament offers efficient operation of 2.5 watts as opposed to 25 watts. Fits chandeliers and other decorative lamps.

Spotlights: plugs into a 12-volt plugin to provide ultra-white light.

Variable Dimming Bulbs: allow you to dim the brightness of the bulb. One of the most energy-efficient bulbs on the market!

Tube Lighting: double the lifespan of standard fluorescent light bulbs!

WHY LED LAMPS?

Because LED lamps are extremely “long-lived,” they consist of the most efficient, cost-effective lighting solution for your home or office. LED provide efficient lighting. 

LED Fun Facts

  • Their solid-state design lasts longer because the lighting filament never breaks.
  • Provides instant brightness
  • Safer: contains no mercury!
  • Safer: cooler to the touch than standard bulbs!
  • Low energy – uses only 9 watts per bulb! Compare that to an energy-hungry 40-watt or 60-watt bulb! You’ll never want to look at 100-watt bulb again!

Other Fun Facts

  • For hard-to-reach lightbulbs or areas that require 24-four hour lighting, LED lamps provide are easier and more cost effective than standard bulbs. They require fewer changes and cost less over the life of the bulb.
  • Typical bulbs waste light by sending it upward toward the ceiling, but LED lights operate on a top-down construction that delivers light where you need it.
  • LED Lights generate up to 90% less heat than the average tungsten filament lightbulb.

Comparison Chart

LED Lights VS Incandescent VS Compact Fluorescent (CFL)

Energy Efficiency 
& Energy Costs

Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)

Incandescent 
Light Bulbs

Compact Fluorescents (CFLs)

Life Span (average)

 50,000 hours

 1,200 hours

8,000 hours

Watts of electricity used 
(equivalent to 60 watt bulb).  

LEDs use less power (watts) per unit of light generated (lumens).  LEDs help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and lower electric bills

6 - 8 watts

60 watts

13-15 watts

Kilo-watts of Electricity used   
(30 Incandescent Bulbs per year equivalent) 

329 KWh/yr.

3285 KWh/yr.

767 KWh/yr.

Annual Operating Cost   
(30 Incandescent Bulbs per year equivalent) 

$32.85/year

$328.59/year

$76.65/year

Environmental 
Impact

Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)

 Incandescent 
Light Bulbs

Compact Fluorescents (CFLs)

Contains the TOXIC Mercury 

No

No

Yes - Mercury is very toxic to your health and the environment

RoHS Compliant

Yes

Yes

No - contains 1mg-5mg of Mercury and is a major risk to the environment

Carbon Dioxide Emissions   
(30 bulbs per year) 

Lower energy consumption decreases: CO2 emissions, sulfur oxide, and high-level nuclear waste. 

451 pounds/year

4500 pounds/year

1051 pounds/year

Important Facts


Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)


Incandescent 
Light Bulbs


Compact Fluorescents (CFLs)

Sensitivity to low temperatures

None

Some

Yes - may not work under negative 10 degrees Fahrenheit or over 120 degrees Fahrenheit

Sensitive to humidity

No

Some

Yes

On/off Cycling    
Switching a CFL on/off quickly, in a closet for instance, may decrease the lifespan of the bulb.

No Effect

Some

Yes  - can reduce lifespan drastically

Turns on instantly

Yes

Yes

No - takes time to warm up

Durability

Very Durable - LEDs can handle jarring and bumping

Not Very Durable - glass or filament can break easily

Not Very Durable - glass can break easily

Heat Emitted

3.4 btu's/hour

85 btu's/hour

30 btu's/hour

Failure Modes 

Not typical

Some

Yes - may catch on fire, smoke, or omit an odor

Light Output


Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)


Incandescent 
Light Bulbs


Compact Fluorescents (CFLs)

Lumens

Watts

Watts

Watts

450

4-5

40

9-13

800

6-8

60

13-15

1,100

9-13

75

18-25

1,600

16-20

100

23-30

2,600

25-28

150

30-55