60W Incandescent Bulb vs 7W LED Bulb: A Savings Analysis

March 04, 2013
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LED Bulbs are a great way to lower your electricity costs! This short posting will highlight just how LED Bulbs save you money.

We have a Mr Joe Bloggs you has a few 60W Incandescent bulbs in his home that he is thinking about changing to LED Bulbs.

60W Incandescent Bulb vs 7W LED Bulb

Item 60W Incandescent Bulb 7W LED Bulb
Wattage 60 Watts 7 Watts
Lifespan 1,000 Hours 50,000 Hours
Electricity Cost per Unit R1.25 R1.25
Daily Operating Hours 10 Hours 10 Hours
Daily Watts Used 600 Watts 70 Watts
Daily Running Costs R0.75 R0.08
Monthly Running Costs (Daily x 30) R22.50 R2.62
Yearly Running Costs (Monthly x 12) R270.00  R31.50
Yearly Replacement Costs (Lifespan / Running Hours) R36.50 R7.22


This calculation shows that it costs R306.50 to run and maintain a 60W Incandescent Bulb compared to the R38.72 of a 7W LED Bulb.

In addition a 7W LED Bulb will last over 13 years if you are running them 10 hours a day so if we calculate the costs over a 13 year time frame a 60W Incandescent will cost you R3984.50 per bulb in electricity and maintenance costs whereas a 7W LED Bulb will only cost you R503.36. These figures exclude inflation and electricity costs so the actual savings are a lot greater.

So while the LED bulb does cost more to buy initially the savings more than make up for it and you will start seeing a return on your investment in under 8 months i.e. your LED bulb will pay for itself though energy savings.

With electricity costs soaring now is the time to make the change to LED Lighting, it costs too much not too!

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