LED Light Bulbs Will Save You Money – a LOT of Money
Update – December 28, 2015 – these bulbs have dropped even lower in price – now less than $21 for a 6 pack. Good deal.
OK, this may seem a bit boring, but ATCS gets really excited about a good deal, especially one that can save you money and help the environment at the same time. Back in January, we outfitted the house with some LED light bulbs. The strategy was to replace the old incandescent bulbs with efficient LEDs when they blew out. So, we picked up a 6 pack of these TCP brand 60 Watt Equivalent Soft White LED bulbs. At the time, we were happy to pay $45 for the six bulbs because we knew that they would pay for themselves in the long run in both power savings, and in longevity.
Saving $$ in the long run.
You see, these bulbs use only 9.8 watts, but put out the equivalent of a 60 watt bulb. Fewer watts means less electricity to light your room, which means less cost overall. Plus, these things have a lifespan of about 18 years. So, instead of buying new bulbs every 10-12 months, you can screw these things in and pretty much forget about them. According to the manufacturer’s calculations, it costs about a buck to operate one of these bulbs per year, and the lifetime savings over a regular incandescent bulb is $678. And the shape is just like a regular light bulb, so they fit where ever you would put a normal bulb.
Cheaper than before!
When we needed more bulbs (because the remaining old fashioned ones blew out) we went back to Amazon to get more of these TCP LEDs, and much to our surprise and delight, the cost of the 6 pack dropped way down to $24! That’s $4 per bulb! Much cheaper than the $7.50 per bulb we paid just seven months earlier. So, needless to say, we stocked up. And, of course with Prime, the shipping is free.
In case it’s not clear, we HIGHLY recommend these bulbs. So go get’em and screw’em in right now.