LED Savings Calculator
LED Lighting Definition
Take advantage of our LED (Light Emitting Diode) Lighting calculator and determine just how much you can save annually on your power bill, when you upgrade your home or office’s lights to LEDs lights. LED lights consume less energy than incandescent and compact florescent light (CFL) bulbs, last much longer, and they make much more efficient use of the power supplied to them.
LED lights require just a fraction of the wattage required to power a traditional incandescent bulb. For example, 60 watt incandescent bulb will net you the same amount of lumens (units of light) as a 7 watt LED light — and the LED light would last roughly 40 times longer than the incandescent.
The epoxy build of LED lights makes them much more durable than glass and copper builds of traditional light bulbs, potentially saving you money on replacing broken bulbs. The light emitting diode features a positive and negative lead, which only allows power to pass through in one direction. The unidirectional power flow helps to eliminate shorts, and ensures that LED lights have long lives.
The diode itself is also extremely efficient in utilizing the every bit of power that’s feed into it, while traditional bulb may lose up to 80 percent of input power due to heat dissipation.
Our LED Lighting Calculator factors the following variables to determine your energy savings:
- Number of Bulbs
- LED Wattage
- Current Bulb Wattage
- Hours of Use
After you’ve completed the fields in the Luxe LED Lighting Savings Calculator, simply click on the “Calculate” button to view your annual electricity savings. You’ll also to calculate the amount of carbon emissions you’ll be cutting by making upgrading your home or office’s lights to LED lights.
Tips for Calculating Savings
The annual saving are based at rate of 20 cents per kilowatt hour.
The “Hours of Use” section of the LED Lighting Calculator concerns your daily averages for light bulb uses. To determine how many hours you should enter into the field, take an estimate for each bulb’s daily usage. Add each bulb’s estimated hourly usage, and then divide the hourly total by the total number of bulbs to find out your home or office’s daily light bulb usage.
It’s likely that all of your home or office’s bulb aren’t of the same wattage. Like your “Hours of Use” estimate, you’ll also need to determine an average bulb wattage to complete the Luxe LED Lighting Savings Calculator’s “Current Bulb Wattage” field. Add the total amount of watts of your current light bulbs, and then average that number by the total number of bulb.
Get even more precise and average the total wattage of your prospective LED bulb, using the same formula you used for the “Hours of Use” and “Current Bulb Wattage” fields.