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LED Lightbulbs for Area Lighting

A small investment in led bulbs can save you big

If you are like most people who enjoy exploring new things, particularly when it comes to electronics and technology, than you have likely already seen or been curious about led bulbs. Led, or light emitting diodes, come from a technology that was started back in the 1960s. This was a design that first was begun as a way to change the bulbs that were needed in display panels and make them to be more efficient, smaller, not conduct heat, and more durable. The result was all of that and so much more. Now if you were to look at websites like you could see that there are endless possibilities with what you can have and do with them.

This is all made possible because of two things. First of all there was the innovative use of a new kind of technology that did not require a filament, something that nearly all other light bulbs before the LED have used. This is a great system, but one that is at the mercy of things like temperature, vibration and simple age. All of these factors contribute to the limitations of things like the incandescent bulb. Without this filament, led bulbs are capable of lasting what essentially becomes orders of magnitude longer and as a result they have the serious potential to save a lot of money over the long term. In fact it is estimated that you can cut your energy bill tremendously by using the same kind of replacement bulbs that you might find at On average the typical home utilizes approximately 40 bulbs. Over the course of a years time it is typical that a standard home may spend as much as $900 to $1,000 on lighting alone in a year. With led bulbs you can cut this down to 10 to 15% of that.

Because led bulbs can last almost 11 ½ years without ever being replaced or turned off it is possible for you to save, over the course of their life time as much as $9,000. That is a lot of otherwise wasted money, and that is just in the energy costs alone. If you also consider the fact that they are a less expensive product over the long term than you could also save a lot of money that way as well. You will end up spending in that eleven year time about $260 more on incandescent bulbs than you will on the led bulbs, and that it for just a single bulb. If you calculate the total 40 bulbs that are typically used than you are looking more at over $10,000.

Led bulbs are the way of the future and many people are already seeing the benefits. The challenge is just getting the replacement bulbs, which are more expensive up front.

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