LED Light Bulbs: Why You Should Use Them

How high was your energy bill last month? Have you been thinking about ways you could help the environment and your pocketbook? Have you thought about switching your light bulbs to ENERGY STAR certified LED bulbs? Why not take the pledge today, and make that change!

Not All LED Lightbulbs Are Created Equally

I’m sure you have seen the bright blue ENERGY STAR logo on products as you peruse through your favorite stores. That bright blue star means that product has met the strict certification process set forth by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Sure you can pick up a pack of LED light bulbs that are not ENERGY STAR certified but you’re getting a subpar product. Those LED lights do not deliver on their promises. A LED light bulb that is not ENERGY STAR certified cannot always deliver on the LED promise. ENERGY STAR certified light bulbs will both help you save on your utility bill and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

 

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Energy Star Certified Light Bulbs:

Last 15 times longer than other bulbs. You don’t have to worry about always having a pack of bulbs stored away in the house because light bulbs are constantly burning out. Instead, worry about keeping one to two spare bulbs around.

Use 70-90% less energy than regular incandescent light bulbs. Have you ever stopped to count how many light bulbs you actually have in your home? There are six light bulbs alone in my home’s main gathering room.

Produce 70-90% less heat than regular light bulbs. Considering I live in a hot climate my air conditioning unit can use all the break it can get. By replacing the light bulbs in my home with ENERGY STAR LED bulbs my home is producing less heat inside, and therefore my ac is running less frequently. That’s an extra saving in my pocket!

Are available in a variety of shades. If you’re like me you have a preference between cool white and natural light bulbs. They also are available as dimmable lights. Personally, I prefer dimmable lights in our bedrooms and main living areas.

Where Can I Use LED Light Bulbs

That’s what is great about LED light bulbs. You can use them in your ceiling fans, kitchen and dining room light fixtures, bathrooms, outdoor sconces, outdoor floodlights, and MORE!

Each light bulb you replace with an ENERGY STAR certified LED bulb saves you money. You can save over $40 a year and 300 watts of energy consumption by replacing only 5 light bulbs in your home!

Energy Star certified LED light bulbs save you money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Considering the average US home has at least 70 light sockets you are looking at over a $2500 in savings and over 20000 watts of energy saved!


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How Much Do LEDs Cost?

ENERGY STAR certified LED bulbs can be found at your favorite stores, such as Home Depot, Lowe’s, Target, and Amazon. In our home, we’ve replaced almost all of the bulbs with these ecosmart bulbs. We have been very happy with them!

When comparing prices on the internet today, one 8-pack of ENERGY STAR certified LED light bulbs cost $5 more than a comparable 8-pack of incandescent bulbs. They cost less than 10% of the savings you’ll see by using those 8 LED bulbs for one year.

Are You Ready To Make A Change?

Are you ready to make a change? You should take the pledge like I did. Whether you want to replace 1, 5, or 30 light bulbs make the pledge to yourself and ENERGY STAR.

Remember though, when purchasing your LED light bulbs you’ll want to purchase only those with the ENERGY STAR  blue logo so you can be sure you’re getting a product that can deliver on its promises.

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