- 20 Jul, 2018
Why have LED bulbs become the popular choice of lighting in both domestic and industrial settings? The answer comes down to many factors, including lower costs over the lifetime of the bulb and environmental considerations. LEDs also come with standard bulb cap options, including Bayonet (BC) and Edison Screw Cap (ES).
As we can see, the overall year-on-year savings make LED bulbs the cost-effective choice, especially when coupled with the frequent replacement costs associated with shorter life competitor bulbs.
Why Choose LED - Low CostAn influential consideration that has led to a global rise in the popularity of LED bulbs is cost. Despite the higher initial unit cost (as compared to that of purchasing a traditional incandescent, CFL or halogen bulb), the considerably longer life of LED bulbs results in significant savings over the lifetime of the bulb.
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Environmental FactorsThere are two major environmental factors that combine to reduce the overall carbon footprint linked to LED bulbs.
- Harmful Chemicals LEDs do not contain harmful chemicals (such as Mercury, which is present in CFL bulbs). Although generally only found in small amounts in competitor bulbs, the presence of harmful chemicals poses a health risk both in the household and upon disposal (where the bulb may shatter).
- Production and Transport On average, the lifespan of an LED bulb exceeds 22 years. This means that fewer bulbs are needed to supply both households and industry with a sufficient number of bulbs over time. Where fewer bulbs are needed, not as many are produced. This reduces the carbon footprint in terms of factory emissions and lowers the pollution caused by transporting the product.