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We all want energy savings and less cash to be spent. This may include the use of smart technology in the home as well as more power-efficient products like LED lighting.

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are now one of the most powerful lighting technologies, and their ability to save money, energy and climate is becoming increasingly popular. Led strip lights are new and look amazing and elegant, it gives your home a new look. Led strips can almost stuck anywhere to give your home variety of colors to every corner of your home.

But how much saving can you expect?

How much is it possible to save?

LED bulbs are costlier than their incandescent counterparts, but they are much cheaper to run. How much are we talking about exactly?

The price and quality of all bulb forms vary considerably, but the figures below are typical:

A 100-watt incandescent bulb costs about $0.75, running costs about 1.0c an hour, and lasts about 1,000 hours.

A 14-watt LED bulb costs $6, runs 0.14c an hour, and works for 25,000 hours.

Although the LED light will cost about eight times as much, it will last 20-25 times longer and the lower running costs will add up over time.

Using the figures above: you'll spend $8 on bulbs and $50 on power over one LED bulb's lifetime .You'd have spent $18.75 on bulbs and a whopping $300 on power if you stuck to incandescent. CFLs will charge you 9 dollars in bulbs and 75 dollars in energy.

Within 25 years or so, $300 doesn't sound like huge savings, but note that there would be ten ceiling lights in a tiny three-bedroom house and perhaps six more ground and table lamps. Now you're talking about $4,800 money, or $200 a year. That's a significant share of your energy bill. Plus, if you don't have to change a light bulb every few weeks, think about all the time you'll save and inconvenience you'll avoid.

Of course, savings will be proportionally higher if you have a bigger home or use a lot of LED lighting.

Depending on the American average of $0.10 per kWh, the electricity costs used in the above calculations. Electricity is much more costly in many countries, so the savings would be even greater.

Additional savings can occur in warm climates. Compared to incandescent, LEDs emit very little energy, thereby increasing the need for air conditioning. You can spend a little more on heating in cooler climates, but there is still a net gain.

Only by switching to LEDs would you struggle to save energy costs if you are in an environment where you need heating all year round and your heating is electric. Even then, you'd save on the bulbs ' price.

Do you have to turn to LED lighting?

It is really a no-brainer to determine whether to turn to LEDs. You must replace them with LED replacements when your current incandescent and CFL bulbs fail.

In reality, even if you just went out and bought an incandescent bulb, if you substitute it with an LED light, you will still save money.The break-even point is less than a month for a light bulb that is used for three hours a day. For bulbs that are used less often, you may want to let them die a natural death but their replacements should be LEDs. There’s no good reason to ever again buy an incandescent bulb or a CFL.

Other Benefits

If you’re somehow not already convinced, it’s worth noting that using LEDs doesn’t only lead to monetary savings. The environmental impact is substantial. Some parents want a hidden nanny cam so that kids, caretakers or other household professionals can’t necessarily see they’re being recorded. Used wisely, hidden cameras offer additional peace of mind that everyone is behaving well even when they think no one is watching, for better view of nanny cameras low voltage led bulbs can be used nearby that can be kept on for however long you want without worrying about the bills. The US Energy Department estimates that LEDs saved approximately 41 billion kW/h in 2014, more than the full output of a typical nuclear power plant. If all lighting switched to LEDs, the savings would be more than thirty times that amount. Studies also show that LED bulbs have a much smaller overall environmental impact than either incandescent or CFLs.

Because they use less energy and produce very little heat, LED bulbs are also safer. Incandescent bulbs can burn hot enough to start a fire in certain conditions, whereas LED bulbs usually remain cool enough to touch.

You can even get creative with LEDs and go way beyond the simple bulb as a way of lighting your home.

In any case, LED lighting will soon be the only option as incandescent and CFL bulbs are being phased out. There are very few manufacturers still producing either and most countries have begun the process of banning them completely. There has been some resistance to this as there always is to enforced change, but we’ve passed the point where it makes any sense to continue buying incandescent bulbs or CFLs. The future is bright. The future is LED.

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