You’ve likely noticed the decline in availability of typical incandescent bulbs as you’ve shopped. The United States began phasing out incandescent light bulbs in 2012, eliminating one wattage level per year.
There are some important reasons why the country is moving to LED bulbs. The first is that LED lights are more environmentally friendly than incandescent bulbs. LED lights use about one-third the electricity of other light bulbs, so you save big on your electricity bill.
In addition, LED lights last far longer than incandescent lights. An LED bulb can last up to 30 years, making these a very sound investment. You will notice that LED bulbs cost more to purchase up front, but in the long run, cost far less than incandescent or compact fluorescent bulbs.
LED lights have become so popular that manufacturers now make these bulbs for use outside your home and office. You can purchase LED signal lights for your vehicles, and LED signal lights are widely used in public transportation, such as in transit and rail vehicle signals.
Using LED signal lights is a great cost saving tool. Since the lights use much less power than traditional lights, less battery power is used for operation, so batteries last much longer. In addition, the bulbs themselves need to be replaced much less frequently, saving money and time, as well.
LED lights have so many applications; it’s no wonder these have become a staple for homes and businesses. While you may have a little sticker shock the first time you purchase LED lights, once you realize how efficient and long lasting these bulbs really are, you’ll never use another bulb again. Replace your most-used bulbs at home first, then work toward replacing less frequently used bulbs, like those in vehicles, over time. It’s a simple and environmentally friendly way to save money.
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