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How long do LED bulbs last?

One of the reasons why LED bulbs have become so popular these days is related to their lifespan. 

In fact, despite they are priced slightly higher, compared to the regular bulb, they are energy-saving and longlasting, which makes them cheaper and more ecological in the long run. 

However, this is not their only quality. They also offer a variety of styles and in the color of their light, which makes them so versatile and fit for many different kinds of ambiance and space.

This is why switching to LED bulb is without a doubt worthwhile. 

But how long does the bulb actually last? 

The most efficient LED can reach an average lifespan of 50,000 hours. H

Here are some comparisons to other kinds of lighting, which will make the LED impressively stand out. 

  • Incandescent bulbs – 1,000 hours
  • Halogen bulb – 2,000 hours
  • Compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) – 15,000 hours

That’s why, as we have mentioned before, even if the bulbs are significantly more expensive can be considered a great investment in the long run. 

Usage per day

Obviously, the amount of time LED bulbs are in use per day depends on personal usage but you can calculate the lifespan of yours by considering the below estimation:

  • On 12 hours a day – 11.4 years
  • On 18 hours a day – 7.6 years
  • On 24 hours a day – 5.7 years

What does affects the LED bulbs lifespan?

There are many factors that altogether affect the LED bulbs duration and those are:

  • Temperature –

If the temperature of the environment is too hot, it can shorten the LED bulb lifespan.

  • Electrical issues 

Running LED bulbs on higher currents than required can reduce their lifespan

  • Heatsink 

Well-designed heatsinks improve LED bulbs  lifespans

How do you know you need replacing?

Differently from the incandescent bulb LED bulbs they don’t burn out suddenly. LED bulbs start losing brightness progressively which tells you they need to be replaced.

You can browse through our beautiful led bulbs and find the perfect light for your beautiful space. 

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