If you make a straight-up comparison between the purchase price of incandescent lights vs. LEDs, the LEDs will appear to be more expensive. But that’s a deceptive comparison, because long-term, LEDs will cost you considerably less than comparable incandescents. And along the way, LED lights will also offer you some nice ancillary benefits.
Here are some of the benefits that LED lights offer over incandescent lights:
- Lower Energy Requirements
Incandescent bulbs generate light by ‘burning’ a filament with electricity. It’s an inefficient means of generating light, particularly when compared to LED technology. LEDs create light by exciting the electrons in a semiconductor device known as a diode. The difference in energy usage between the two forms of technology is quite dramatic: LEDs on average use up to 90% less electricity. If you want to go green for Christmas, LEDs are the best way to get there.
And apart from lending Mother Nature a helping hand and reducing your electric bill considerably, you’ll benefit in another way from your LED light display’s low appetite for electricity. The reduced energy usage means that you’ll be able to have longer light strings, relying on fewer electrical outlets and requiring fewer extension cords. That will offer you much greater flexibility in designing your Christmas light displays.
- Comfortably Cool Bulbs
Incandescent bulbs burn hot. You know that from bitter experience if you’ve ever… more >>>