Which type of light bulbs offer the best value for your business? If your answer is LED (light-emitting diode) bulbs, you’re correct.
LED lights, such as Smart Vision Lights’ new T-SLOT light, offer dramatic efficiencies and cost savings over incandescent bulbs and compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs.
- LEDs last longer, with a 50,000-hour average lifespan, versus 8,000 hours for CFLs and 1,200 hours for incandescent bulbs.
- LEDs use less energy — between 6-8 watts per unit of light (or lumen) generated. Incandescent bulbs use 60 watts per lumen, and CFLs use between 13-15 watts.
- LED bulbs also generate less heat, are more durable, and have less sensitivity to cold and humidity.
That means more light output for less money: A company running 30 LED bulbs for a year will typically spend less than half of what it costs to run a similar number of CFL bulbs, and 10 percent of what it costs to run incandescent bulbs.
In a report about solid-state lighting technology, the U.S. Department of Energy wrote that at peak performance levels, “LEDs far surpass the efficacy of current linear fluorescent, compact fluorescent, high intensity discharge, and incandescent sources.” Among the most commonly used light source technologies, the department wrote, “only LED is expected to make substantial increases in efficacy in the near future.”
When you’re looking for a cost-efficient, energy-saving, and environmentally conscious option for your lighting needs, consider LED options such as Smart Vision Lights’ T-SLOT lights.