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LED Replacement Bulbs vs Incandescent Light Bulb Hoarding

August 15th, 2011 | 1 min. read

By Steve Sheinkopf

led replacement bulbI was surprised to read this article about light bulb hoarding on Then again, I should not be that surprised. What everyone is concerned about is the quality of light. As I have said, buy LED bulbs based on Kelvins. The best light is 2500 to 3200 Kelvin.

The flip side of the argument is energy efficiency. Lighting is 11% of your total energy bill. A 6-watt Futurelight is 3000 Kelvins and will last 40,000 hours. It has the rough equivalent of a 60-70 watt incandescent.

So let's compare: 

Incandescent 60 watt costs (in Boston) at 20 cents per kilowatt hour in electricity..assuming 8 hours operation.

$2.98 per month

$36 per year

Multiply that times the amount of bulbs in your house.

Now look at LED

LED FutureLight 6 watt

.28 per month

$3.39 per year

There is no question LED bulbs are the better overall light source. Have a look at LED in our showroom.

led showroom1 led showroom2

Now stop hoarding and start saving, just buy your LED replacement bulbs by Kelvin. 

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Steve Sheinkopf

Steve Sheinkopf is the third-generation CEO of Yale Appliance and a lifelong Bostonian. He has over 38 years of experience in the appliance industry, and he is a trusted source of information for consumers on how to buy and repair appliances.

Steve has also been featured in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Consumer Reports, The Boston Globe, Bloomberg Radio, the New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Entrepreneur, for his knowledge of how to buy appliances and appliance repair.

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Despite being the worst goalie in history, Steve is a fan of the Bruins and college hockey, loves to read, and is a Peloton biker. The love of his life is his daughter, Sophie.

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