Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)
- LEDs, or light emitting diodes, use 75% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs.
- LED lighting also lasts up to 15 times longer than incandescent lighting.
- LED bulbs approach 80% efficiency, which means 80% of their electrical energy is converted to light energy. Compare that with incandescent bulbs which operate at about 20% efficiency.
- LEDs give the same light quality as a regular incandescent bulb, but use less energy.
- They are dimmable and come on instantly.
How long will an LED bulb last?
An ENERGY STAR certified LED bulb can last 25,000 hours or about 23 years. Based on normal use, a bulb installed in a newborn's nursery won't have to be changed until college graduation!