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If you’re like me, you might be looking for ways to cut back on monthly expenses. Perhaps you have cut back on buying lattes, eat-in more often, have switched your cell phone plan to a more affordable one, or are postponing vacations in an effort to save cash. There are numerous ways to save a few bucks here and there, but have you considered switching your lighting to LEDs?

Did you know that up to 33% (a whole third) of the average person’s electricity bill can be spent on lighting costs? That’s a whole lot of money just to see and live comfortably inside your own home!

LED lights have been designed to be more energy efficient than Incandescent and CFL, or even Halogen bulbs. LED lights do not come with a hazardous warning label as they do not contain mercury and other hazardous materials whereas CFL bulbs do. Furthermore, LED bulbs never get hot (kid-friendly), can be safely recycled, do not give off radiation or UV rays, are a direct replacement to traditional bulbs (they screw into existing fixtures) and are rated to last 30,000 plus hours. Most are easily dimmed with your current dimmers as well!

But what happens when an LED reaches its rating point?

An LED rating point indicates the amount of hours a bulb takes to lose 30% of its original light; once it reaches that point (approximately 30,000 hour of use) the light still has 70% left .  This means that LED light bulbs continue to last well beyond its rating point…It could well be the last bulb you purchase!

As a rule, LED lights use 70 to 90% less electricity than standard bulbs. An incandescent/standard bulb operates at 60 watts. How many of these bulbs do you have in your house? Consider this: 1 incandescent bulb (60 watts) equals the wattage of 12 LED lights (5 watts per bulb). How incredible! Imagine never having to climb on a ladder to change a bulb ever again. Imagine the savings LED lights bring to your pocketbook… A recent purchaser confided that they had fifty, (50) 60watt incandescent lights in their 2,000 sq ft  (4 bedroom 3 bathroom) home, and is well on her way to replacing 3,000 watts of energy consumption with just 250 watts – A no brain-er!

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This Earth Month, consider switching your old lights over to energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly and long-lasting LED bulbs and rest knowing you are benefiting both your household and the environment.

For more information, please see: //www.ecolightledsystems.com

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EcoLight LED Systems provides energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly LED lights to Governments Corporations, and Consumers. Located in Brampton Ontario, we sell our products online to cut costs and bring you direct savings while allowing our company to stay innovative and responsive to consumer requests. EcoLight LED Systems is deeply committed to the environment and supports many environmental initiatives and causes. With 16 Offices across North America, we are your #1 choice for LED lighting. Check us out at: //www.ecolightledsystems.com or better yet, Follow us on Twitter (@BestEcoLightLED) or ‘Like’ us on Facebook and enter our $1000 in LED lighting giveaway: //www.facebook.com/EcoLightLED



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