LED lights can cost 75 times more than the cost of incandescent light bulbs. At first glance they don’t seem worth it. There are three things you need to consider before making the plunge.
1) Will it save me money? What’s my ROI?
2) Do I have to do anything special?
3) How long will they last?
First question. Short answer: Absolutely Yes! Click here for the long answer.
Second question. Short answer. Maybe. Quick explanation. If the light you plan on changing is using a dimmer switch then you need to also switch the dimmer to an LED dimmer switch. Caution. If you don’t you will burn out the LED light build and waste a lot of money.
Also, you have to shop for them. I started shopping the clearance stations in Lowe’s and Home Depot but it is overall inconsistent. Shop online for the big discounts where you can buy bulk. Tip: Go to Home Depot (not Lowe’s) and check out there LED display to decide on soft, dim, bright, etc…
Third question. Short answer. I’m still waiting for mine to burn out and I started over 2 years ago but they do advertise up to 15 years.
It is totally worth it (in my humble opinion) but don’t just make an impulse buy. There are a few things you need to pay attention to when you shop for LED light bulbs.