Thursday, January 5, 2012
I did. I spent $40 on a lightbulb
But you have to believe, it's the best light bulb ever. I mean ever. The picture doesn't do it justice, really. You have to consider - what is one looking for in a light bulb? Well, there's LIGHT, but there's also a quality to that light. Which is why when you go to buy your spouse jewelry for a holiday gift they always have halogen lights. Those make things sparkle the best. Or why hospitals or offices have always been associated with fluorescent lighting. Cool, economical, and slightly institutional.
But in your home, you want the nice, warm glow of an incandescent. Downside is, if you live in California, they're illegal and if you're sustainable in any way, you don't buy them.
That's where LEDs come in. 10x more the life of a CFL and NOW, FINALLY, in the same light spectrum as an incandescent. I bought one of these for christmas and I have to say, I'm having a hard time telling it from a regular incandescent bulb. Plus, it's got a 25,000 hour life expectancy.
25,000 hours of light from this bulb.
I can run it 8 hours a day for over 8 years before it burns out.
it uses 4.8x less energy than one incandescent.
60x24/1000*.22 (MO) = 32 cents (one incandescent for 24 hours)
60x25,000 / 1000 *.22 = $330 (one incandescent for 25,000 hours)
$68.75 for 25,000 hours of an LED bulb.
$330 for 25,000 hours of an incandescent (not counting replacement costs)