One of the easiest ways to reduce your carbon footprint is to replace the light bulbs in your home with energy-efficient options. Some people shy away from making this switch because they think it will be too expensive. But the truth is that you can actually save a significant amount of money by switching to LED bulbs. In this blog post, we look at how much you can save on energy with home lighting .
How much energy do LED bulbs use?
LED bulbs use less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs. In fact, LED bulbs use about 75% less energy than incandescent bulbs and last about 25 times longer. This means that not only will you save money every month on your energy bill, but also on replacing incandescent bulbs. Over the course of a year, you can save around €50 by switching to LED bulbs.
What other benefits do LED lamps offer?
Apart from saving you money, LED bulbs offer a number of other benefits. For instance, they emit very little heat, making them safer around children and pets. They also contain no toxic chemicals, unlike some other types of bulbs. And because they last so much longer than traditional light bulbs, you reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills.
Are there any drawbacks to using LED bulbs?
The only real disadvantage of LED bulbs is that they can be more expensive to buy than traditional incandescent bulbs. But when you take into account the money you save on your energy bill and the fact that you don't have to replace them as often, LEDs are more cost-effective in the long run.
Extra savings tip: Purchase smart LED bulbs
Nowadays, there are - besides standard LED lamps - also smart LED lamps. With this new kind of smart bulbs, you can also use time schedules, timers and location data. Another way to save is to replace incandescent bulbs. These smart lights come in various types. For example, we have E27, GU10 and LED strips.