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LED Lighting vs Incandescent Lighting

August 31st, 2011 | 0 min. read

By Steve Sheinkopf

Look at these two seemingly identical pictures:

futurelight before


futurelight after

The lighting is almost identical in terms of color and temperature with one rather large exception: The top picture uses 700 incandescent watts versus 80 FutureLight LED watts to accomplish the same basic task

Here is the difference:

  • $480 dollars vs $60 per year (costs 21 cents per kWH, I factored 20 cents)
  • Bulb replacement three times a year at 8 hours a day of operation (low voltage bulb costs 5.99)...LED once every 13 years
  • Guy to replace said bulbs $32 per week (we have hundreds of these in the store)
  • Reduced drag on the AC. Incandescent heats to 300, multiply that by hundreds of bulbs. LED does not emit heat. Hard to know the cost savings.

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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.

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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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