“Fall Back” on LED Bulbs for Daylight Savings Time

autumn clockNow that the time has changed and it gets dark earlier, there’s even more reason to replace your older, high-wattage light bulbs with LED bulbs. It’s getting darker two hours earlier already, so your light fixtures will be on even more until Spring.

Just to give you an idea of the extra energy usage, using my energy savings calculator formula I have calculated the cost of running a 75 watt bulb for six months, just two hours a day so you can see how much more it’s costing you. The hours of usage over six months would be 364 (2 hours x 7 days x 26 weeks). I multiplied that by 75 watts, then divided by 1000 to get the kilowatt hours, then multiplied by $.18 which is the average kilowatt hour price in my state. That comes out to $4.91 in electricity cost for just that 2 hours more per day over six months. If I had an 10 watt LED bulb instead, the electricity would only cost me $.66 for that same time period. The electricity for a 12.5 watt LED bulb would still only cost $.82 for that period. Considering that the LED bulbs last for 5 years or longer, they pay for themselves in less than a year FOR JUST THOSE TWO HOURS and then they keep on burning!

It just doesnelectric meter‘t make sense to use those old light bulbs anymore when LED bulbs can pay for themselves. You may be running your lights even more than an extra two hours a day depending on your room lighting, and in that case you will save even more. There are so many shapes and styles, and LED bulbs have become so affordable that there’s no reason not to install them. Also, knowing that you are saving energy and saving the planet is an added bonus.

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6 thoughts on ““Fall Back” on LED Bulbs for Daylight Savings Time”

  1. Thanks for the interesting article! I’ve been thinking about replacing my normal bulbs with LED bulbs for a while now but they seemed a bit expensive. Hearing the cost savings explained in this way means I might have to rethink!

    How bright are 14 watt LED bulbs compared to a 75 watt ‘normal’ bulb?

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  2. Wow, I never realized how much LED bulbs could save on the power bill. Thanks for pointing this out.

    I gather the LED bulbs are more expensive, but like you mentioned, they last much longer and use far less electricity.

    Replacing regular light bulbs with LED bulbs is an easy way to save money and electricity, and maybe help save the planet too.

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    • Thanks for visiting my page! The price of LED bulbs has come down so low that they are the obvious choice, and by far, pay for themselves over a regular incandescent light bulb. You may also be surprised at how nice they look, as well. 🙂

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  3. Great article! I really like using LED lights too as they do help me to save electricity considering I have some lights turned on in my house all day and night. The energy saving calculation formula you posted up is useful too. Where can I get good quality LED bulbs? I am thinking of making a full switch to LED bulbs to every single lighting source at home. Thanks for the article.

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