Are You Ready for the Switch?

It’s time to think about a simple change. It’s inevitable: all American households will eventually be switching from traditional incandescent bulbs to LEDs (light emitting diodes). The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 mandates bulb efficiencies that cannot be achieved by incandescent bulbs.

Many people have already seen the benefits and made the change.

Yes, the initial purchase price of LED bulbs is higher than for incandescent bulbs. But when you calculate the electric cost to run incandescent bulbs vs. LED, the argument becomes compelling. LED produces the same amount of light, called “lumens,” using ten times less energy. Typically, a 60 watt replacement LED bulb uses only 6.5 watts per hour. And since the average kilowatt/hour rate in Florida is 13 cents, the savings start adding up as soon as you turn on the lights.

LED bulbs are rated to last at least 25,000 hours vs. incandescent bulbs that last only about 2,000 hours. Homeowners and business owners who consider the replacement bulb cost and the electrical cost of burning an incandescent bulb for 25,000 hours are replacing with LED bulbs in multiple locations to save even more money.

Avenues Lighting stocks LED replacement bulbs for most residential and office applications. Stop by our store and talk with our LED experts. They will fill you in on all of the benefits of LED Lighting and demonstrate the superior quality of light and other features available with today’s LED Lighting products.

2017-07-08T18:19:13+00:00 November 4th, 2013|Lighting Articles|0 Comments