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Why LED lights are too expensive?

arlenkelvin's picture

LED can be used to build energy-efficient lighting products that save energy, help protect the environment, reduce maintenance costs and make people and things look much more attractive than traditional lighting. And they can last much longer than traditional lighting.   A main challenge with LED lighting is that it costs more upfront, but really, it’s no different than requiring insulation in homes and buildings. It can pay for itself over time with energy savings and lower maintenance costs. Keep this in mind when you initially invest in LED lights.   Besides, how do you define expensive? Is it purely the up-front cost of a light or do you factor in the cost of the energy to run that light and, if you’re a business or government, the cost to change the light bulb? And if you’re building a new building, installing LED lighting is often just about the same cost as traditional technology—and you’ll start saving money, through reduced energy consumption, the minute you flip the switch.  

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Lauren_65's picture

As LED are more efficient than CFLs. I think the reasons for their expensiveness may be the components on the circuit board are assembled by hand because it’s still too complicated for factory machines. And as LEDs burn cooler than Edison bulbs, they still need a conducting material to dissipate the heat. So there are many reasons. But the main benefit of LED's that is helps you save energy which again helps you in reducing electric bills.

roofrestorationquotes's picture

LED is a good investment anyway. Yes its quite expensive but you can save energy using these. Not a bad investment I must say.

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