For many years the standard incandescent light bulb was basically all you could buy. They lasted a few years, then burned out, but they were inexpensive to buy and not too hard to replace. Then, along came the fluorescent bulbs, first the long tubes and then the compacts, these were real money savers for their energy use and lasted a little longer than the standard bulbs. They did have a complicated ballast that needed care but over their lifetime they saved a lot of power. Now, however, there are LED bulbs. That stands for Light Emitting Diodes and they’ve proven to be the most highly efficient of all, plus they can last up to 30 or 40 years.
LED Lights Are Highly Energy Efficient
Not only are they made from non-toxic materials, are 100% recyclable, but they are very energy efficient. Right now, there is no other type of light bulb that comes close to the overall environmentally friendliness of the LED bulb. They make very little heat while converting about 80% of all the energy they consume into light. Even if left on 24 hours per day, they’ll still burn for up to 12 years or more. This longevity saves companies, schools, and governments billions of dollars per year in labor by not having to change the bulbs.
Another great factor that many mechanics, handymen, and other do-it-yourselfers appreciate is that the bulbs themselves are very, very durable. They can be dropped and stepped on without breaking the fine filament that a normal bulb has. They also resist water, shock, wind, cold and heat, making them by far the most durable bulbs ever.
If you haven’t begun changing all of the bulbs you use to efficient LEDs, then you should start now. They are so efficient that you’ll save many times over their cost and you may never have to change a burned out light bulb again.