Why Are LED Bulbs Expensive?
- 22 Sep, 2015
There are lots of reasons why LED bulbs are the best option when choosing lighting for your home; money saving, longer lasting and better light quality. However, one opposition from people considering the switch from, say, halogens to LEDs is Why Are LED Bulbs Expensive in price per lamp. It's true you can buy a halogen GU10 spotlight for under £1 when the equivalent LED Gu10 is £4.79 from LEDHut. While the scepticism over the price difference is understandable, today we'll explain why this is and why the benefits of LED still far outweigh the extra cost. LED bulbs are a new technology, and as with most modern advancements or inventions there’s always a bedding-in period before they become the norm. This'll mean that they're sold in smaller quantities and only made by a few manufacturers. The more frequently an item is made, the cheaper the production becomes due to technological advancements and new processes. In that sense, the more people buy LEDs, the cheaper they will become. There's already evidence of this; when LEDs first came on the market they were far more expensive than they are now. LED bulbs are far more complex than halogens, thus making them more expensive;
- There’s more sophisticated technology both in the bulb and manufacturing process of LEDs.
- More parts are used be make an LED bulb.
- Certain components are costly before construction (such as bulbs containing a driver for example)
- Even though LEDs run considerably cooler than halogens and incandescents, the little heat they produce still needs to be dispelled. This is usually performed by use of aluminium which is costly.