When your lightbulb is being replaced by an LED lamp, you’re not just saving money, you can also save the planet.
According to an article published on the U.S. Department of Energy’s website, a single $10 million LED lamp would provide an illumination equivalent to approximately 7,000 homes and businesses in the U: The lamp could illuminate the entire city, from the rooftops of major cities like New York City, to a few dozen houses in the suburbs of Philadelphia, to an entire city block in the San Fernando Valley.
According the DOE, this “energy equivalent” is the equivalent of the output of 1.6 million homes and 4,400 businesses in Los Angeles alone, which is equivalent to nearly 300,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.
This new lamp would produce an illumination that would “represent an additional 5.4 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity annually for approximately 6.8 million homes.”
The DOE also says that the energy equivalent for the average U.A.E. home would be enough electricity to power the entire U.K. for about three months.
This means that the cost of installing a new light bulb would be around $1,500 per bulb, which would be a significant savings over what it would cost to replace a light bulb every 30 years.
The DOE states that the new lamp’s efficiency is expected to be about 75 percent.
As a result, the U of A could generate enough electricity from this new lightbulbs to power all of the U,A’s residential, commercial, and industrial energy needs for an entire year.
According To DOE, there are currently more than 8,000 million bulbs in the United States, and the United Kingdom currently has over 3.5 million bulbs, but there are still a million bulbs that are not yet installed and are being sold.
According, there is also a need to increase the efficiency of the LEDs in the future to achieve even greater efficiency.
The U. K. is also looking at increasing the LED bulbs’ lifespan and reducing the need for new bulbs to be installed.
For more energy information on the new LED lighting system, check out the DOE website.