Compare LED Bulbs, CFLs and Incandescents:

Energy Efficiency LED CFL Incandescent
Lifespan in hours 50,000 9,000 1,000
Watts (equivalent 60 watts)
LEDs use less power (watts) per unit of light generated (lumens). LEDs help reduce
greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and lower electric bills
8 14 60
Cost per a bulb $20 $3 $1.25
Daily cost* $0.004 $0.007 $0.03
Annual cost* $1.46 $2.56 $10.955
Cost for 50k hours @ $0.10 kWh $39.58 $70.83 $300
Bulbs needed for 50k hours 1 5.5 50
Total cost for 50k hours with bulb price $59.58 $87.30 $362.50
* Assuming 5 hours a day @ $0.10 per a kWh.
Energy Environmental Impact LED CFL Incandescent
Contains Toxic Mercury NO YES NO
Carbon Dioxide Emissions (based on 30 bulbs)
Lower energy consumption decreases CO2 emissions, sulfur oxide and high-level nuclear waste.
198 kg/year 463 kg/year 1982 kg/year

Find out how much money you can save with LED Bulbs

The longer life of LEDs equates to less maintenance and less waste to landfill. The “all of life” footprint of well-designed LEDs is significantly smaller than other lighting products.

With reductions of up to 94%, the direct cost of ownership is significantly less than traditional lighting.

In commercial and industrial lighting, maintenance of lighting is a significant cost component. The greater reliability of LED can reduce maintenance costs to as little as 10% of the existing maintenance costs.

LED contains no dangerous chemicals, so lights can be disposed of through any normal electronics product recycling process.

If you are still using incandescent lights we highly recommend you switch to LED lighting. You will save a considerable amount of money and reduce your electricity usage if you make the switch.

An LED or the light-emitting diode light bulb uses almost half the power of a CFL light bulb and can last 50 thousand hours. If you can make the initial investment for LED light bulbs, you can reduce your energy consumption further. Even placing a few LED light bulbs in areas where lights are constantly turned on would be a great cost and energy saving move.