Archive for July, 2010

Another Of The Dangers of CFLs

Tuesday, 6 July, 2010

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Below is a picture of a CFL light bulb from my bathroom.  I turned it on the other day and then smelled smoke after a few minutes.  Four inch flames were spewing out of the side of the ballast like a blow torch!  I immediately turned off the lights.  But I’m sure it would have caused a fire if I was not right there.  Imagine if the kids had left the lights on as usual when they were not in the room.

I took the bulb to the Fire Department to report the incident.  The Fireman wasn’t at all surprised and said that it was not an uncommon occurrence.  Apparently, sometimes when the bulb burns out there is a chance that the ballast can start a fire.  He told me that the Fire Marshall had issued reports about the dangers of these bulbs.

 Upon doing some Internet research, it seems that bulbs made by “Globe” in China seem to have the lion’s share of problems.  Lots of fires have been blamed on misuse of CFL bulbs, like using them in recessed lighting, pot lights, dimmers or in track lighting.  Mine was installed in a normal light socket.

See How To Save $10,000

Tuesday, 6 July, 2010

LED PAR30 70-75 watt equivalent (50,000 hrs) vs. PAR30 Halogen 75 watt (3,000 hrs)

Our brand new state of the art long life LED light bulbs are perfect for anyone looking to save energy or the environment . They are every bit as bright as your old wasteful lights but use only one fourth of the electricity and last 17 times longer. These two factors add up over time and show there is another huge advantage… they can save you some serious money!

The average home has 30 light bulbs, replacing them with our new LED Lights will save you: $14,660.59 over their life span(50,000 hours).

Current Bulb Wattage for Halogen 75
Unit Bulb Per Unit Cost $7.99
Number of Bulbs in use 30
Lifetime of Bulbs (hours) 3,000
Total Number of Bulbs over lifetime of LEDs 499
Total Bulb Replacement Cost $3,987.01
Total Bulb Replacement Cost Savings $1.887.31
   
Current LED Wattage Equivalent 75
LED Replacement – Actual Wattage 19
 

LED Per Unit Cost

$69.99
Number of LED Bulbs in use 30
Lifetime of LED lamps (hours) 50,000
Initial Investment for New/LED Replacement $2099.70
   
Average Hours of Daily Use (hours) 8
Utility Rate for State of California $0.0995/KW
   
Current electricity cost per month $82.24
Electric cost using LED per month $20.83
Energy saving per month $61.41
   
Total ENERGY SAVINGS on LED Investment $12,773.28
Total Bulb Replacement Cost Savings $1.887.31
TOTAL SAVINGS WITH LED LAMPS $14,660.59

High Tech = Huge Savings

Tuesday, 6 July, 2010

LED ENERGY SAVINGS COMPARISON

LED DIO800 60 watt equivalent (60,000 hrs) vs. 60 watt Incandescent (1,000 hrs.)

Our brand new state of the art long life LED light bulbs are perfect for anyone looking to save energy or the environment . They are every bit as bright as your old wasteful lights but use only one fifth of the electricity and last 60 times longer. These two factors add up over time and show there is another huge advantage… they can save you some serious money!

The average home has 30 light bulbs, replacing them with our new LED Lights will save you: $9,850.62 over their life span(60,000 hours).

Current Bulb Wattage 60
Unit Bulb Per Unit Cost $.50
Number of Bulbs in use 30
Lifetime of Bulbs (hours) 1,000
Total Number of Bulbs over lifetime of LEDs 1,800
Total Bulb Replacement Cost $900.00
   
 

Current LED Wattage Equivalent

60
LED Replacement – Actual Wattage 13
LED Per Unit Cost $58.99
Number of LED Bulbs in use 30
Lifetime of LED lamps (hours) 60,000
Initial Investment for New/LED Replacement $1,769.70
Total Bulb Replacement Cost Savings -$869.70
   
Average Hours of Daily Use (hours) 8
Utility Rate for State of California $0.1523/KW
   
Current electricity cost per month $65.79
Electric cost using LED per month $14.25
Energy saving per month $51.54
   
Total ENERGY SAVINGS 60,000 hours $10,720.32
Total Bulb Replacement Cost Savings -$869.70
TOTAL SAVINGS WITH LED LAMPS $9,850.62

LEDs V.S.The CFL!

Monday, 5 July, 2010

 

LED ENERGY SAVINGS COMPARISON

LED PAR30 70-75 watt equivalent (50,000 hrs) vs. PAR30 70 watt CFL (6,500 hrs)

Our brand new state of the art long life LED Par 30s are perfect for anyone looking to save energy or the environment . They are every bit as bright as the CFL but last 8 times longer and our LEDs don’t contain the toxin Mercury*. These factors add up over time and show there is another huge advantage… they can save you some serious money!

The average building has over a hundred par light bulbs, replacing them with our new LED Lights will save you: $3,012.30 over their life span(50,000 hours).

* CFL Bulbs contain Mercury (our LEDs do not!) Mercury is a neurotoxin (severe poison) that in low concentrations, causes tremors, brain, kidney and lung damage which can lead to death.

CFL PAR30 Current Bulb Wattage 70
CFL PAR30 Replacement – Actual Wattage 19
Unit Bulb Per Unit Cost $12.99
Number of Bulbs in use 100
Lifetime of Bulbs (hours) 6,500
Total Number of Bulbs Needed to Equal LEDs 770
Total Bulb Replacement Cost $10,002.30
   
Current LED Wattage Equivalent 70-75
LED Replacement – Actual Wattage 19
LED Per Unit Cost $69.99
 

Number of LED Bulbs in use

100
Lifetime of LED lamps (hours) 50,000
Initial Investment for New/LED Replacement $6,990.00
   
Average Hours of Daily Use (hours) 8
Utility Rate for State of Michigan $0.0995/KW
   
Current electricity cost per month $45.37
Electric cost using LED per month $45.37
Energy saving per month $0.00
   
Total ENERGY SAVINGS on LED Investment $0.00
Total Bulb Replacement Cost Savings $3,012.30
TOTAL SAVINGS WITH LED LAMPS – MERCURY FREE $3,012.30