The LED Bulb, contains no mercury so is safe, uses only 5 watts of power and will last well over 40,000 hours. LED bulbs have had major issues in the past but the technology has come a long way in 12 months.
We hope to put away all the concerns with this posting comparing the 5W LED Bulb to the energy sapping 60W Incandescent.
5W LED Bulb vs 60W Incandescent Bulb
5W LED Bulb
|Wattage||60 Watts||5 Watts|
|Lifespan||1,000 Hours||50,000 Hours|
|Electricity Cost per Unit||R1.25||R1.25|
|Daily Operating Hours||10 Hours||10 Hours|
|Daily Watts Used||600 Watts||50 Watts|
|Daily Running Costs||R0.75||R0.06|
|Monthly Running Costs (Daily x 30)||R22.50||R1.87|
|Yearly Running Costs (Monthly x 12)||R270.00||R22.50|
|Yearly Replacement Costs (Lifespan / Running Hours)||R29.20||R5.47|
This calculation shows that it costs R299.20 to run and maintain a 60W Incandescent compared to a 5W LED Bulb which will cost you R27.97
In addition a 5W LED Bulb will last over 13 years if you are running them 10 hours a day so if we calculate the costs over a 13 year time frame a 60W Incandescent Bulb will cost you R3889.60 per bulb in electricity and maintenance costs whereas a 5W LED Bulb will only cost you R363.61. These figures exclude inflation and electricity costs so the actual savings are a lot greater.
So while the LED bulb does cost more to buy initially the savings more than make up for it and you will start seeing a return on your investment in under 8 months i.e. your LED bulb will pay for itself though energy savings.
With electricity costs soaring now is the time to make the change to LED Lighting, it costs too much not too!
Below you will see a picture of the 5W LED Bulb in action and below the 60W – Can you see much difference? In fact the LED looks even better!
5W LED Bulb