There has been a lot of debate about this, but I think the numbers speak for themselves. Although costing around 6 times as much to buy as traditional halogen one, it is now widely recognized that LED bulbs will pay for themselves in 15 months or less, and the savings they make can be significant for a number of years to follow. They use less energy, and in this extract from an article in the Guardian shows clearly how this can save you money:
“If using 40 LED bulbs in our new-build home for an average of 2.7 hours a day – the Energy Saving Trust’s typical use figure for a bulb in a kitchen or living room – running costs would be £23 annually compared to £287 for sticking with halogens. Quality LEDs from brands such as Philips are available for as little as £9 each for slightly older generation but perfectly good bulbs when bought in bulk via sites such as eBay.”
Every little helps as they say!
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