LED Lightbulbs Compared to Compact Fluorescent (CFL) and Incandescent

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Lighting accounts for 25% of energy usage in commercial buildings,

and 15% in residential buildings.

 

 

[LED LIGHT BULBS]A1304-LED

10% Energy Wasted As Heat the Lowest of Light Sources.

LONGER LIFE

Low maintenance and/or replacement costs. On average, LEDs last 50,000 hours, while incandescent bulbs last 1,000 hours, and CFLs last 8,000 hours.

LESS ENERGY

Reduces carbon footprint. 10 Incandescent bulbs are responsible for 1,500 pounds of carbon emissions per year. 10 CFLs = 350 pounds/year. 10 LEDs = 150 pounds/year.

ENERGY EFFICIENT

Uses only 8-12 watts of electricity, compared to incandescent bulbs that use 60 watts, and CFLs that use 13-15 watts.

LITTLE HEAT

Reduces air-conditioning cooling costs. LEDs emit 3 BTUs/hour, while incandescent bulbs and CFLs emit 85 and 30 BTUs/hour respectively.

LIGHTING WITH THE ENVIRONMENT IN MIND

  • Excellent color quality, distribution and light output
  • Does not contain mercury—limits exposure to hazardous chemicals
  • Warm or cool light
  • Turns on instantly – Doesn’t waste energy warming up
  • Resistance to breakage and vibrations
  • Dimmable

 

[CFL LIGHT BULBS]CFL

MORE HEAT

80% Energy Wasted As Heat. More energy to keep your home or business cool, yielding a higher utility bill and higher carbon emissions.

MORE TIME

Takes over a minute to reach full brightness, wasting time and electricity.

HIGH SENSITIVTY

Affected by humidity and low temperatures, losing brightness quickly.

CONTAINS MERCURY

Toxic to environmental and human health, requiring special disposal.

 

[INCANDECENT LIGHT BULBS]INBulb

MORE HEAT

90% Energy Wasted As Heat. More energy to keep your home/business cool, yielding a higher utility bill and higher carbon emissions.

 

 

HIGH MAINTENANCE

High replacement costs, especially for commercial buildings. Residential and commercial buildings could replace over 25 incandescent light bulbs for every 1 LED bulb.

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^Source of 100w Lumen Comparison: GE

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