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Regardless of the Source of Energy for Your Home or Business, SolarOpower has Remarkable, Cost-Efficient Ways to Light it.

In addition to being the largest solar energy services consulting company in New York, SolarOpower is expert in LED energy and lighting. Our experts can assess your lighting situation and provide you with the solutions you need to make your lighting better while using far less energy. Your view on lighting will never be the same.

According to the United States Department of Energy:

The light-emitting diode (LED) is one of today’s most energy-efficient and rapidly- developing lighting technologies. Quality LED light bulbs last longer, are more durable, and offer comparable or better light quality than other types of lighting.

Energy Savings.

LED is a highly energy efficient lighting technology, and has the potential to fundamentally change the future of lighting in the United States. Residential LEDs — especially ENERGY STAR rated products — use at least 75% less energy, and last 25 times longer, than incandescent lighting.

Widespread use of LED lighting has the greatest potential impact on energy savings in the United States. By 2027, widespread use of LEDs could save about 348 TWh (compared to no LED use) of electricity: This is the equivalent annual electrical output of 44 large electric power plants (1000 megawatts each), and a total savings of more than $30 billion at today’s electricity prices.

A Few Facts about LED Energy and Lighting.

The light emitting diode (LED) are a type of solid-state lighting — semiconductors that convert electricity into light. Although once known mainly for indicator and traffic lights, LEDs in white light, general illumination applications are one of today’s most energy- efficient and rapidly developing technologies.

ENERGY STAR-qualified LEDs:

  • Use only 20%–25% of the energy and last up to 25 times longer than the traditional incandescent bulbs they replace.
  • Use 25%–30% of the energy and last 8 to 25 times longer than halogen incandescent.
  • Are a highly energy efficient lighting technology and have the potential to 
fundamentally change the future of lighting in the United States.
  • Residential LEDs — especially ENERGY STAR rated products — use at least 75% 
less energy, and last 25 times longer, than incandescent lighting. 
Widespread use of LED lighting has the greatest potential impact on energy savings in the United States. By 2027, widespread use of LEDs could save about 348 TWh (compared to no LED use) of electricity: This is the equivalent annual electrical output of 44 large electric power plants (1000 megawatts each), and a total savings of more than $30 billion at today’s electricity prices.

 

LED LIGHT COMPARISON
ENERGY EFFICIENCY & ENERGY COSTS Light Emitting Diodes(LED) Compact Fluorescents(CFL) Incandescent Light Bulbs
Life Span(average) 50,000 hours 8,000 hours 1,200 hours
Watts of Electricity Used
(Equivalent to 60 watt bulb)
6-8 watts 13-15 watts 60 watts
Kilowatts of Electricity used 329 KWh/y 767 KWh/y 3285 KWh/y
Annual Operating Cost $32.85/year $76.65/year $328.59/year

 

Rebates and Incentives.

There are rebates and incentives available from the utilities, State Governments and other institutions. You may also be eligible for tax credits. Through these savings, customers can further reduce their costs. LED lighting has to be seen to be believed.

Please contact SolarOpower for all of the information you need to make an informed choice on LED lighting