Are LED lightbulbs worth it?

If you’re like most people, you’ve asked yourself if it’s worth converting all of your regular lights to LEDs? In a word, YES. They are a little more expensive, but they pay off as an investment.

  • A 20 Watt LED puts out about as much light as a 100-Watt conventional lightbulb.
  • LEDs don’t put out much heat, so they make it cheaper to operate your air conditioner in the summer.
  • LEDs last much longer. Many LEDs have a rated life of up to 50,000 hours. This is approximately 50 times longer than a typical incandescent.
  • These days, LED bulbs can screw directly into most table lamps. And there are hi-hat conversion kits which make the installation easier.
  • LEDs are dimmable (you may have to change the dimmer switch).
  • They come in different colors, including warm and cool white.
  • LEDs come in different forms, including “tape” which works great underneath kitchen cabinets.
  • They also come in a style looking like florescent tube fixtures but they’re actually LED’s (great for garages/basements/workshops).

So yes, in my opinion, it does make sense to convert.

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