As  the use of LED lighting becomes typical or commonplace there are a few benefits that

apply to their use during the hot summer months; Bugs are not attracted to LED lights, thats a

minor issue, but I prefer a minimum of pesky bugs around me.

 

The heat coming from the incandescent lights is something to be considered- LED lights help

an establishment run cooler and consume fewer kWS , This really comes in to play at retail locations

restaurants, and places where the lights are on for 14-18 hours a day.. 

Think of this before these establishments make their 1st dollar - they have spent money just to

offset the cost of lighting a room with hot lights by using money to cool it .

 

Some places ( like mine ) maintain a expected kWhs use  an -energy diet/// we get great results,

and I recommend the low use paradigm, its easy to do and gets results!

 The diet is about logical use - we get ample "quality lumens" for a much lower cost- leaving a little

wiggle room in use patterns -cuz it will be a long hot summer, I use my a/c in a

prudent way - I'm glad I'm seeing low bills & getting good results(ie summer home comfort @$10 weekly)

Last summer I spent less than $150. for the 3 months of summer I'm hoping for similar or

better results this year- I mean who wouldn't want to have $50 monthly electric bills- whether its

for a family of 4 or just 1 or 2 people!

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The problem is LEDs just aren't quite there yet when compared to the payback time offered by CFL's. Instead of doing a comparison of  LED to 125yr old light bulbs, compare the costs of LED's to CFL's and even conventional 4' Florescent fixtures.

Hi Bob, an older thread and one where I would have expected some changes even if only 6 months.  But not much has changed at the retail level.  Your payback comparison against CFLs is still correct and we are left with just the longer life advantages.  Now I know there are more details involved, but last I looked, I could save more by waiting to but than by buying the LEDs now for the marginal energy savings.  That's comparing to CFLs.  No question the old edisons have to go, but the LED replacements need to be a bit more affordable for me to jump.

Bud

LED lights are better, especially for Summer time because it is cooler than traditional bulbs

In these days, The application of LED lights is more because of the advantageous features. They are available us at best cost.

led reflector design

LEDs are ideally a very good option over the traditional incandescent lights as they are more efficient, emit less heat and last for long. /you can go with some of the most popular brands like syska, havells, wipro, crompton etc for LED lighting. I personally prefer using havells and wipro lightning and LED products

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