Thursday, April 21, 2016

Minipost: Super Cheap LED Lights to the Rescue

An ad from today's local newspaper - man, that's cheap!

Do you want to save the planet?
Do you want to pay less for electricity?
Are you a cheap !@#$% ? (I am!)

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then it's time to switch to LED bulbs in your fixtures.

Lots more great info here
 
So, let's do a little quick math. The average number of bulbs in American homes is 60.) If your house used 60 watt incandescent bulbs, those 60 bulbs would cost you $775.62 per year in electricity.
 
60 bulbs x $12.92 per year = $775.62
 
If you switched those 60 bulbs out for LED bulbs the math looks a lot better:
 
60 bulbs x $2.58 per year = $154.80 per year
 
And those numbers don't even take into account the short life of the incandescents vs. the extremely long life of the LED bulbs.
 
When all is said and done, each LED bulb uses around 1/5 of the power of an incandescent. Think how much coal and natural gas we would not have to burn if we just made that one switch. Think how much money you could save.
 
I have been replacing all of our bulbs for a few years now and have been stepping it up since the bulbs in the ad above became available at our local big box store. They have great, instant light, they put off virtually no heat, and I have never had an LED go out in the house.
 
So, what are you waiting for? Go buy at least one package and try it out, or do yourself a favor and buy a bunch.
 
May all eco-friendly choices become this easy.