Christmas – A Great Time To Remind People of LED VirtuesTomChilders
The green industry has worked hard the past few years to promote LED lighting installs and retrofits over older lighting technologies. Why? Because as an industry, we know the economic and environmental advantages of LED lighting…and it is the right thing to do.
Guess what other industry is sharing in our mission? Yep, Christmas lighting! So when this Statista post hit the inbox…had to share.
The difference between LED and incandescent Christmas light costs are staggering. Not big numbers mind you, but a very big gap – see the chart below! According to the Niall McCarthy, Media Relations Manager Statista, LED lights use up to 75 percent less energy than their incandescent counterparts and last up to 25 times longer.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, an LED light string is so tough that an American family could still be using the same set 40 years from now. Buying and operating incandescent C-9 lights for 10 holiday seasons would cost an estimated $122.19 compared to just $17.99 for a string of LED C-9 lights. Widespread LED use across the United States by 2027 could save $30 billion and 348 TWh of electricity, equivalent to 44 large power powerplants (1,000 megawatts each), according to the Department of Energy.
These are amazing savings just from changing Christmas lights. Feel free to share this with your customers or prospects. This makes for a great newsletter or a website article this time of year. Who knows some of you might even be inspired, or encouraged by customers, to get in a new business. Regardless, it underscores the need to go LED when looking at total ownership cost and long term sustainability.
You will find more statistics at Statista