LED Bulbs vs. Incandescent Bulbs and CFLs

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					                                  LED Bulbs vs. Incandescent Bulbs and CFLs

Comparison

                                                                                                                              CFLs (Compact Fluorescent
                     Energy Efficiency & Cost                         LED Bulbs                       Incandescent Bulbs
                                                                                                                                          Lamps)

        Life Span (average)                                  50,000 hours                     2,000 hours                  10,000 hours

        Power consumption (Watts of electricity used
                                                             6 - 8 watts                      60 watts                     13-15 watts
        for each bulb)
        Power consumption (Kilo-watts of electricity
        used per year)
                                                             146 KWh/yr.                      1095 KWh/yr.                 274 KWh/yr.
        assumed conditions: 10 bulbs, 5 hours usage per
        day
        Annual Electricity Bill
                                                             $21.9/year                       $164.3/year                  $41.1/year
        (assumed conditions: 15 cents/KWh for electricity)




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                                                                                                                        CFLs (Compact Fluorescent
                       Environmental Impact                       LED Bulbs                     Incandescent Bulbs
                                                                                                                                    Lamps)
                                                                                                                     Yes - Do you know how broken CFLs
        Contains TOXIC Mercury?                           No                             No
                                                                                                                     can harm?
                                                                                                                     No - contains 1mg-5mg of Mercury
        RoHS Compliant                                    Yes                            Yes                         and is a major risk to the
                                                                                                                     environment
        Carbon Dioxide Emissions
        (30 bulbs per year)
        Lower energy consumption decreases: CO2           451 pounds/year                4500 pounds/year            1051 pounds/year
        emissions, sulfur oxide, and high-level nuclear
        waste.




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                                                                                                                             CFLs (Compact Fluorescent
                           Important Facts                             LED Bulbs                    Incandescent Bulbs
                                                                                                                                          Lamps)
                                                                                                                          Yes - may not work under negative
        Sensitivity to low temperatures                    None                             Some                          10 degrees Fahrenheit or over 120
                                                                                                                          degrees Fahrenheit

        Sensitive to humidity                              No                               Some                          Yes

        On/off Cycling
        Switching a CFL on/off quickly, in a closet for    No Effect                        Some                          Yes - can reduce lifespan drastically
        instance, may decrease the lifespan of the bulb.

        Turns on instantly                                 Yes                              Yes                           No - takes time to warm up

                                                           Very Durable - LEDs can          Not Very Durable - glass or   Not Very Durable - glass can break
        Durability
                                                           handle jarring and bumping       filament can break easily     easily

        Heat Emitted                                       3.4 btu's/hour                   85 btu's/hour                 30 btu's/hour

                                                                                                                          Yes - may catch on fire, smoke, or
        Failure Modes                                      Not typical                      Some
                                                                                                                          omit an odor




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                                                                                                         CFLs (Compact Fluorescent
                             Light Output           LED Bulbs                    Incandescent Bulbs
                                                                                                                  Lamps)

        Lumens                              Watts                        Watts                        Watts


        450                                 4-5                          40                           9-13


        800                                 6-8                          60                           13-15


        1,100                               9-13                         75                           18-25


        1,600                               16-20                        100                          23-30


        2,600                               25-28                        150                          30-55




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