Why energy efficient light bulbs are so much better
LED has the potential to fundamentally change the future of lighting in the United States. Residential LEDs – especially ENERGY STAR rated products – use at least 75% less energy, and last 25 times longer, than incandescent lighting. By just replacing your home’s five most frequently used light fixtures, you can save $75 each year. Multiply that by 128 million households in the US alone.
The average number of light bulbs per single family home is 85 lights, for multi-family homes is 25 lights, and for mobile homes is 38 lights. Now, that small impact for individual action becomes the single biggest impact we can possible make. Yes, LED bulbs are pricier, but the newer bulbs cost so much less to operate, saving you money over the life of the bulb. .