are two main cost criteria (and thus sources of savings) to
look at when comparing the type of lighting to use. You
have the cost of the actual bulb and the cost of the energy
to power that bulb. The latter is driven by wattage as
that's a direct pretty simple comparison from bulb to bulb
all other things being equal. The first requires a little
more evaluation. The cost of the bulb would only directly
compare if both bulbs lasted for the same amount of time.
They don't. They don't even come close. At this point a
straight equivalent 3 watt bulb which puts out the same
amount of light as a 60 watt incandescent light costs
roughly 10 times more. It's not an apples and apples
comparison however since the LED light lasts much longer
since it's solid state by design. Let's take a look at the
length of life you can expect for LED lights and more
importantly, our LED lights.
average, with our LED lights, you can expect 50,000 hours.
With incandescents, you can expect just short of 6000
hours if you're lucky. That's almost 10 fold increase in life. When we run
quotes, we're actually more conservative in our calculations
to make sure your LED light cost quote actually under
performs real life but the numbers are the numbers. So the
trade-off is that LED will cost more up front but save
significantly more than this difference over the life of the
bulb. CFL's last about 10,000 hours which is an improvement
over incandescents but CFL's are also more expensive with
the nasty extra baggage of toxic chemicals such as
phosphorus and mercury. They're also scheduled to phase out
but they still don't beat LED's. Essentially, the savings
that CFL's afford over incandescents is magnified by going
right to LED's and there's no downside of breakage,
toxicity, and clean-up expenses not to mention great labor
to constantly switch out the bulbs (5 times more often).
So, we how have a breakdown of LED lights against the two
prevailing technologies currently used commercially for
lighting. What about our lights versus other LED lights. A
great story just got it's cliffhanger chapter!
lights are solid state which is why they last so long.
There is the tenuous combination of vacuum tubes and extreme
heat that always lead to failure over time. LED's are solid
material. The rest of the industry will be catching up
with us for years due to a intuitive bit of engineering we
built into our lamp. When the other brands of LED lights
break, you throw out the whole light. Granted it takes
forever to get there relative to the other technologies but
all things must go. When our lights go, you send it to us
and we replace the driver, a small chip that "pushes" the
electricity to the LED. The rest of the light works just
fine and continues for years more. Replacing the driver is
much less expensive than replacing the entire light for
obvious reasons. It also allows us to upgrade light
function more easily as technology obviously improves since
the chip is the heart (or better yet, the brains) of whole
show. Combine this intuitive advance in technology plus our
pricing (which is lower than the big LED players) and it's
hard to justify going anywhere else. As you can see, we're
pretty proud of our technology as we KNOW it can completely
change the relationship business and residences currently
have with lighting and the cost of energy to power it.
Unfortunately, once the lights are in, you probably won't
have to see us for years to come but we're sure you're busy
enough with your business. That's the way it should be.