The world has been waiting a long time for led light bulbs to become mainstream. One of the led lighting solutions Light Energy Designs offers is our new DIO 800. The DIO 800 is equivalent to the old 60watt bulbs, but since they are made up of led lights they run on just 20 percent of the power. Our led light bulb has a rated lifespan of 50,000 hours and run on just 12 watts. This is a direct replacement without any need of adaptive accessories so simply unscrew the old and put this in its place. The return on investment for these led light bulbs is very impressive. Consider a normal house contains approximately 25 bulbs. If you were to replace all 25 with our led lights, after approximately 208 months(the rated life span of the led light bulb) you would have saved over $9,000. Even if you figure they will only last half as long you still saved over $4,500. As far as led lighting solutions go this make great sense not only for the environment but also financially.
Of course the question arises how our led light bulbs match up against the CFL. The CFL uses just a tiny fraction of energy compared to led lights so we are about tied there. However when it comes to longevity ,as I am sure many of you know, the CFL does not live up to its hype. While it is rated at 8,000 hours(50,000 hours for our led light bulb) that number is seriously flawed. It is 8000 under perfect conditions. Turn it off and on in a normal manner and that number goes way down. Leave it in the cold and the number plummets. Ours resist cold far better and can be turned off and on normally without suffering any side effects.
Led lighting solutions such as the DIO 800 have a much more important advantage over the CFL. Our led light bulb does not contain the heavy metal poison Mercury like the CFL does. CFL advocates will tell you that it is a tiny amount and not to worry. They do not tell you that a tiny amount is all it takes to cause brain damage in an infant or toddler. As long as you never break one in your house you will likely be fine but no one can guarantee that.