You have probably already had the choice to buy an LED light. Or to opt for the (old-fashioned) incandescent lamp, halogen lamp or energy-saving lamp. If you are a price-conscious consumer. Then you will have noticed that LED lamps are often a lot more expensive to purchase than incandescent lamps.
But how is it possible that LED lamps are more expensive? And is it still smart to invest in LED lighting? In this article, we explain why the purchase of LED lighting is more expensive. But, in the end, it is actually the cheapest option.
Production costs of LED lights compared to old-fashioned lamps
Although the price of LED lighting has fallen further in recent years due to the increasing supply of manufacturers. The purchase of an LED lamp is generally a lot more expensive than an incandescent, halogen or energy-saving lamp. For manufacturers, the production costs of LED lamps are still relatively high. While the production costs of incandescent lamps, halogen lamps, and energy-saving lamps remain the same or decrease.
Not only do manufacturers
Not only do manufacturers try to continuously improve the lifespan of LED lamps. But the lamps are also made more energy efficient. The use of the latest technologies for improving LED lamps generally provides a large part of these high production costs. In the meantime, incandescent lamps, halogen lamps, and energy-saving lamps are hardly ever further developed. So that production costs are generally lower.
In addition, the parts of an LED lamp are also a lot more expensive than the parts of. For example, an incandescent lamp, halogen lamp or energy-saving lamp. Which also has an effect on the higher selling price of LED lamps.
Price differences between LED lights
You are currently considering switching to LED lighting. But you have noticed that the price differences between the different LED lamps are considerable. It is indeed true that the prices of LED lamps can vary considerably. The biggest cause of these price differences is the difference in quality.
Nowadays, LED lamps
Nowadays, LED lamps can even be purchased in well-known budget stores. Although the purchase of an LED lamp in such stores sounds like a cheap option. The quality of these LED lamps often turns out to be disappointing. Although an LED lamp has an average lifespan of between 15,000 and 50,000 burning hours. We notice that the cheaper (unbranded) LED lamps often fail 10,000 hours.
When you buy LED lights
When you buy an LED lamp from a reputable brand. You can be confident that an LED lamp has at least the life as stated on the packaging. Unfortunately, the lifespan stated on the packaging of unbranded models often does not correspond to reality. In the long term, it, therefore, pays to purchase an LED lamp from a good brand.
Why is the purchase of an LED light ultimately cheaper?
Although purchasing an LED light seems more expensive than opting for alternatives. Such as incandescent lamps, halogen lamps or energy-saving lamps. It is a lot cheaper in the long term to opt for LED lighting.
Not only does an LED light last between 6 and 30 times longer than. SO for example, an incandescent lamp, an LED light also consumes up to 90% less power than the alternatives. For companies, the economic benefits of switching to LED lighting are even greater. For example, companies can use the energy investment allowance (EIA) when they purchase LED lamps. In the long term, purchasing LED lighting is, therefore, a lot cheaper than the alternatives.