Knowing how much energy you use is crucial for your home or business. It’s important to be aware of which areas of your household or work environment are using the most energy, and it’s also helpful to know how much power you’re using at any given moment. That way, you can work around ways to lower your energy use, and thus, save money on your electric bill.
LED lighting is becoming more and more popular. It’s also becoming more and more common for people to ask about how to calculate ENERGY SAVINGS OF LED. LED stands for light emitting diode. It is a type of lighting that uses semiconductor material to produce light. Unlike traditional light bulbs, LED lights are much more efficient and durable.
LED light bulbs are energy efficient and environmentally friendly, making them a great choice for households. Some LED bulbs use up to 80-90% less electricity than incandescent or CFL bulbs. When replacing old lights with LEDs, the average family can reduce their electric bill by about $100 per year. LEDs are also emission free, which means they don’t emit ultraviolet radiation or infrared radiation that can affect the health of humans or pets.
With that being said, it’s important to know how to calculate the energy savings of going LED.
How to Calculate Energy Savings of Going LED
First things first, you will need to know how much energy your light bulbs are using. With this information, you will be able to calculate the annual electricity costs of your current light bulbs. Once you have this information, it’s time to start shopping around for LED light bulbs. LED light bulbs are more expensive than traditional light bulbs. However, they are also more energy efficient and last longer.
After determine how the energy you are using, you will have to first determine how many watts you use and how many hours it will give you kilowatt-hours or KW/h. After calculating the watts convert them into kilowatt hours. You can do this by multiplying the volts by the amps. You take that number and multiply it by the hours of use per day. Then you take that number and divide it by 1000.
Next we multiply that times energy rates, about .19 an hour but varies wildly state to state with California as high as .35 an hour . So if you are in California and you were using a 100 watt light for 2 hours a day it would be: ((100 watts x 2 hours) x .19) = $3.40/month savings. This is roughly $0.25 a week for going LED. The final step is to divide that by how much the light cost and how long you have to be using it before paying for it. In this case $10 divided by $0.25 a week is 400 weeks or about 10 years. So if you have a light that you use for 2 hours a day and it’s on 10 years then going LED will pay itself off.
If you are in the market for some new LED light and want to save money on your electric bill, then this is a great way to do so. I’ve got a few of these lights in my house and they work great. They’re very bright, have a great color, and use 80% less energy than their incandescent counterparts. The only downside is that they cost about twice as much as an incandescent bulb but considering you can save $0.25 a week for going 10 years it’s well worth the price.
How Many LED lights you need and How Much Does LED Lighting Cost?
After doing some research and shopping around, you should have a good idea of how many LED light you will need and what the cost of that many LED lights will be. It’s important to note that there are different types of LED lights. There are warm white and cool white LED lights. There are also different wattage of LED lights. It’s important to look at all of these factors before making a purchase. Once you have purchased your LED light, it’s time to replace them. This process will require you to turn off the power to the area that you are replacing the light bulbs in. If you are replacing a ceiling light, we recommend turning off the power to the entire house. If you are replacing a light fixture, it is usually safe to just turn off the power to that room.
After turning off the power, it’s time to unscrew your old light bulbs from their sockets and screw in your new LED light bulbs. This process may take some time if you have a lot of light bulbs to change out. Once every light bulb has been replaced, it’s time to turn on the power. It’s important to not touch or move the light bulbs while they are on. Now that your LED light bulbs are installed, you can start tracking your savings. You will need to track how many hours of use each light gets and how many watts each light is using.
The wattage of a light bulb can usually be found on the back of the packaging for that particular light bulb. If you are unable to find the wattage of your current light bulbs, you can take them into a hardware store and have them tested for you. Once you have the information that you need, it’s time to calculate your new energy savings. To do this, simply take the amount of electricity that your light bulbs were using and divide it by the amount of watts that each LED light bulb is using.
This will give you the number of watts that each LED light is saving you. Once you have this number, simply multiply it by the number of hours that each light is in use. This will give you the total number of watt hours that your LED lights are saving you. Finally, take the total amount of watt hours saved and multiply it by your energy cost per kilowatt hour to get your annual energy savings. By doing this calculation, you will be able to know exactly how much money you are saving by going LED.