Light emitting diodes or commonly known LED lights are actually cool burning, light emitting computer chips. Will replacing your house bulbs to LED pays off? Here are few things to consider.
- They cost more than other bulbs such as incandescent or halogen bulbs. But use 90% less electricity than what you are using now. So, they are more environmentally friendly.
- They last longer than other bulbs. Some estimates indicate up to 15 years or up to 100,000 hours. So, you will save by not having to replace bulbs more often.
- The Federal Government in September, 2012 is scheduled to implement a ban on incandescent bulbs.
- There is no heavy metal or mercury in LEDs, so they are recyclable.
- Consider the warranty. GE bulbs come with 5 years and 50,000 hours warranty.
- They are super bright.
- Available in many colors to suit your vehicle if you are considering changing your vehicle lights.
- If you are using fluorescent lights, consider cost to convert those light holders.
LED industry is growing fast and at the same time consolidating. Whether this will help to lower the price of a unit is anyone’s guess.