The new US Department of Energy report estimates that the rapid adoption of LEDs for general lighting applications should cut U.S. consumers’ energy bills by approximately $120 billion in just 20 years and save 1,488 terawatts¹ of power in the same time frame. By switching to energy-efficient LEDs, total US lighting power consumption could be cut 25% by 2030.²
¹ A terawatt is equivalent to one trillion (1012) watts.
² Source: www.digikey.com/lighting
LED lighting products serve as a true environmentally conscious alternative in lighting compared to standard incandescents and CLFs on the market today. LED bulbs use 80-90% less energy than an incandescent bulb and 50% less than CFLs,significantly reducing power consumption and helping to achieve global energy conservation goals. LED light bulbs generate very little heat, transferring most of their energy directly into light and eliminating excessive heat buildup that can adversely affect energy costs
What are the advantages to using LED lights?
LEDs bring several advantages to the lighting industry, including high efficiency and durability, and, with superior life over other lamp sources;their required maintenance is greatly reduced. This translates into energy savings, maintenance savings and an overall reduction in cost of ownership over the product’s lifetime.
- Long-Lasting – LED Bulbs Last Up To 10 Times As Long As Compact Fluorescents, And Far Longer Than Typical Incandescents
- Durable – LEDs Do Not Have A Filament, They Are Not Damaged Under Circumstances When Aregular Incandescent Bulb Would Be Broken. LEDs Will Not Shatter.
- Mercury Free – Nomercury Or Other Hazardous Materials Are Used In The Manufacturing Of LEDs
- Disposal -LED Bulbs Can Be Disposed Of Safely
- More Efficient –LED Light Bulbs Use Only 2-11 Watts Of Electricity (1/3rd To 1/30th Of Incandescent Or CFL)And These Bulbs Last For Years So Energy Is Also Saved In Maintenance And Replacement Costs.