In researching this blog post I’ve learned much about LED light bulbs that is worth shouting from the rooftops, and have certainly changed my views on lighting options for my home. Did you know that LED light bulbs now perform on a par with incandescent light bulbs as far as quality and consistency of light goes? Fantastic. That would mean nothing if they didn’t also use around 10x less energy to produce the same amount of light, which they do.
But we have already switched from incandescent to compact fluorescent light bulbs in our homes. They’re also energy saving bulbs aren’t they? Why bother to switch again? On this count, firstly LEDs last 5x longer than compact fluorescents, that’s 50x longer than old-fashioned incandescents. And secondly, toxic mercury is used to produce compact fluorescents. This is not a problem when the bulbs are recycled correctly, but with limited facilities and in many cases the inadequate advice provided about disposal of the light bulbs, there is a potential for the dangerous leakage of mercury vapour in our homes and in the transport of the bulbs to landfill. LED light bulbs don’t contain any hazardous substances, and are very durable, so are unlikely to become damaged if dropped.
EarthLED provide direct replacement bulbs for your existing light fittings and lamps in a number of different formats, the most powerful and stylish of which is the XR series. The XR-10 uses only 10 Watts but pumps out the equivalent amount of light as a 100W incandescent whilst being an objet d’art in it’s own right, or it’s little brother the XR-5 that comes at a lower cost and with a lower output, but is still a very stylish light bulb.
And while the XR series perform best while in a downward facing position or directed at an object, EarthLED also have a solution for table lamps and light fittings with lamp shades with the CL series. These are dispersion LED bulbs that cast a natural light pattern like traditional incandescents. They are available in a 3W and a 5W version (3W is comparable to a 45W incandescent, and the 5W is comparable to a traditional 75W).
Finally, the GL series of LED light bulbs from EarthLED provides the equivalent of a 50W light bulb at an affordable price.
While LED light bulbs may seem expensive at first glance, EarthLED provide some figures on their website to put this into perspective:
One 5 Watt EarthLED GL costs approximately $2.00 to run per year at 12 hours per day. Since it was on for approximately 4000 hours it still has nearly 10 years of life! Throughout its entire 11 year life a GL will cost approximately $50, including the cost of the GL, while a traditional fixture using an incandescent bulb will cost nearly $250!
EarthLED light bulbs are priced from $29.99.
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