They say a picture’s worth a thousand words. And in the case of your lighting, it may be worth a thousand bucks!
Hearing about the energy savings from the manufacturers requires sorting through the propaganda, and listening to the dense scientific reasons behind it can make your head spin. But we’ve found a tool for you from National Geographic that’s easy to use and cuts right to the chase—exactly how much will you save switching to an all-LED home?
With the website’s user friendly tool, select how many light bulbs you have installed in your home (the average household uses 40 light bulbs, which we’ll use in our example).
Next, select the number of incandescent, CFLs or LEDs you have in your home. Let’s say you’re totally new to the LED game and have an all-incandescent house. Slide your cursors to the right and click “Calculate,” and you’ll get a sample energy report for your home.
You’ll see how much more or less you’re spending that the average household and how many more or fewer light bulbs you have installed. You’ll also get a glimpse at the larger effects of your energy consumption, including its impact on harmful emission and national energy costs.
According to the tool, a person illuminating 40 incandescent bulbs in his or her home spends $22.49 more a year on lighting energy than the average household. Compare that against an all-LED household!
When you take the all-LED path, this tool shows you can see savings of more than $120 a year. Imagine all the Starbucks and Netflix subscriptions you can afford with that extra cash!
And even if your apprehensive about making the complete transition to LED lighting, even installing just one more LED in your house can save you $3.75.
Treat yourself with those extra bucks to a Caramel Macchiato, and remember how sweet it is to save with LED lighting!
Click here to try National Geographic’s Light Bulb Savings Calculator for yourself.