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How much money will I save with LED lights?

LED bulbs are the future! More and more shops are concentrated, and only on LED lighting. The reason why everyone should buy in their new LED bulbs is that they would consume much less than a conventional bulb. But how much of this is true? And if it is true … its LED lights or cost-effective given the relatively expensive purchase? Find out in this article!

Everything about the consumption and the use of a LED lamp:

  • What is a LED bulb?
  • What does LED?
  • Are led bulbs dimmable?
  • Which use LED bulbs?
  • How much energy can I save with LEDs?
  • Compared consumption LED lamps, incandescent lamps and CFL lamps.
  • How much money can I save with a LED lamp?
  • Which LED lamps are there?

What is a LED bulb?

A LED lamp is a type of lighting that is getting more popular. The entire lamp is built-up of several small LED’s which together form a stronger whole. The properties of the individual LED’s together determine the ultimate properties of the entire LED lamp. For example, the brightness is, the color and the beam angle is determined by the combination of all the LEDs together.

What does LED?

LED stands for “light-emitting diode” what is English for “light-emitting diodes. A diode is an electronic component which has been specially developed to guide good flow in one direction and not in another. All diodes emit light, but the wavelength of the energy is at the most as long as diodes so that it is no longer visible to the naked eye. The wavelength for a LED is shorter, so the light is visible to the human eye.

Are led bulbs dimmable?

LED lamps were originally not dimmable. The rapid development of technology is one, however, managed to make LED lights have dimmed. However, it is possible that dimmable LED bulbs cost more than non-dimmable LED lamps. The fact that there are now dimmable LED lamps exist is an added advantage on the energy-saving lamp which is relatively inexpensive in contrast to the light bulb is not dimmable.

Which use LED bulbs?

Individual LEDs are used as small indicator lights, for example, the standby light on a television set. Since LEDs are bundled the mid-2000s to a full LED lamp, however, it is also possible to use this as a regular room lighting. Although the technology is still not allowed LED lamps, in the beginning, today, the ideal alternative to the outdated light bulbs. LED lamps, both indoors and outdoors or used under water. In short, the old bulb can be replaced by full LED lamps.

How much energy can I save with LEDs?

The amount of energy saved can be with LED lamps depends on the wattage of the original incandescent or halogen lamp and wattage of the LED lamp which it replaces. When purchasing of LED lamps, it is not only important to look at some watts. Also, the amount of lumen is important to find a proportional light. General stated that a LED lamp on average 6 to 10 times less consumption than an incandescent bulb and 1.5 to 5 times less than a CFL.

Compared consumption LED lamps, incandescent lamps and CFL lamps.

See table below for a comparison of LEDs with different types. So it is easy to know which LED light is similar to the incandescent or CFL. The displayed values are the names lamp in watts. The last table shows some lumens or light intensity. Please note; not every lamp has by definition the lumen value, this table only shows the averages for all lamps.

Led Save glow Lumen
2 5 25 200
6 8 40 400
10 16 75 900


How much money can I save with a LED lamp?

The arithmetic is clear; a LED lamp with the same lumen will be more expensive to purchase, but much cheaper in use. On the other hand, the life span of a LED lamp is also much longer than an incandescent or CFL. Compare the three lamps in the table below to themselves to come to a conclusion.

Type lamp watt Price per lamp Consumption per hour Total price after 1000 you. Total price 15.000 after you. Total price 20.000 after you. Number of lamps after 20,000 you.
light bulb 25 1 EUR 0,025 kWh 6 EUR 90 EUR 120 EUR 20
Spaarlamp 5 5 EUR 0,005 kWh 6 EUR 25 EUR 30 EUR 2
LED lamp 2 10 EUR 0,002 kWh 10.4 EUR 16 EUR 18 EUR 1

Total price: Total cost of the lamp based on a cost of € 0.20 per kWh, including the theoretical number of spent lamps by these figures: 1 bulb per 100 kWh, one CFL per 10,000 kWh, 1 LED lamp by 30,000 kWh.

Which LED lamps are there?

Since the development of the LED bulb has come a long way making the most of the fittings today also available in LED lighting. Existing connectors for LED lamps are:

  • GU10 spots (+ dimmable)
  • MR16 spotlights (+ dimmable)
  • E14 LED spotlights (+ dimmable)
  • E14 LED candle lights
  • E27 LED bulb spotlights +
  • G4 lamps
  • G9 bulbs
  • G24 lamps
  • GX53 lamps
  • PAR30 spots
  • PAR38 spots
  • AR111 spotlights
  • TL lights