Steuben Rural Electric is offering a member only discount on a line of LED light bulbs that can reduce your energy consumption. Stop by the office and purchase some today! Check out our prices below. Click here and find out how to choose which bulb is right for you.
LED Light bulb Pricing (Tax Not Included)
|LED Light Bulb 8.5W, 60W Equivalent
|LED Light Bulb 11W, 75W Equivalent
|LED Light Bulb 16W, 100W Equivalent
|LED Night Light
About LED Light Bulbs
Many of today’s LED bulbs are between six to seven times more energy efficient than regular bulbs. That’s because regular bulbs release most of their energy as heat, while LEDs release barely any heat at all.
The useful life of LED lighting products is defined differently than that of other light sources, such as incandescent or CFL. This is because LEDs typically do not “burn out” or fail. Instead, they experience lumen depreciation, where the amount of light produced decreases and light color appearance can shift over time. Instead of basing the useful life of an LED product on the time it takes for 50% of a large group of lamps to burn out (as is the case with traditional sources), LED product “lifetime” is set based on a prediction of when the light output decreases 30 percent.
LEDs and Heat
Because LED lighting systems don’t radiate heat the way an incandescent or halogen light bulb does, the heat produced from the power going into the product must be drawn away from the LEDs. This is usually done with a heat sink, which is a passive device that absorbs the heat produced and dissipates it into the surrounding environment. This keeps LEDs from overheating and burning out. Thermal management is probably the single most important factor in the successful performance of an LED product over its lifetime because the higher the temperature at which the LEDs are operated, the more quickly the light will degrade, and the shorter the useful life will be.
Since LED bulbs are made without filament (the little wire in the middle of a regular bulb) and don’t have moving parts, LED bulbs don’t break as often. This means less waste, which is always a good thing!
Since LED light bulbs are more energy efficient, this can result in significant savings.