Has your power bill ever made you want to pull your hair out? Have you ever wondered how you could both decrease your power bill (increasing your cash flow) while also being more environmentally conscious? Well, look no further than your lightbulbs.
If your home contains fluorescent or incandescent lightbulbs, this could be a major contributor to the headache you experience with your power bill. Let us explain: the majority of your power bill is based off of how much wattage you’re using in your home or business.
LED stands for “Light Emitting Diode” and these bulbs rely solely on electricity whereas Fluorescent/Incandescent bulbs (some would say “outdated technology”) rely on a gas-discharge to produce light. As a result, Fluorescent and Incandescent lightbulbs use 6-10 times the amount of wattage as compared to an LED bulb.
By switching all the bulbs in your Atlanta home to LED lightbulbs, your power bill can decrease drastically. For perspective, swapping a 60 watt incandescent light bulb to an LED running for 20 years will save you $288.00 – if you multiply that by 30 swapped bulbs in your home, this brings your savings up to $8,640! Those are the savings we like to see!
As well as decreasing your power bill, by swapping to safe, energy saving LED lightbulbs in your Atlanta home, you’re using less energy and being more environmentally conscious.
Also, something to consider is that LED bulbs last up to 10 times as long as fluorescent or incandescent bulbs so it further saves you money in the long run in regards to replacement. LEDs have a long lifespan usually lasting up to 50,000 – 100,000 hours whereas fluorescent/incandescent bulbs usually last up to 10,000 hours. Can you say outdated technology?!
Further, if you’re a commercial property looking to switch your bulbs from Fluorescent/Incandescent to LED – many utility providers will offer rebates up to a certain amount because you are helping the environment and their energy allocation.
One last note that’s worth mentioning about Fluorescent bulbs and it’s in regards to safety. You may or may not know that Fluorescent bulbs contain mercury which is highly toxic so these bulbs must be disposed of properly. We have environmental recycling for these bulbs on our site so we will dispose of them for you!
It’s a win-win situation. Let Pat Murphy Electric, Inc. help ease your power bill frustrations with our Atlanta LED lightbulb expertise, and provide your home or business with exactly the type of lighting you desire and deserve.