Over a ten year time period in a UK home, we estimated that the halogen will cost over £90 in replacement lamps and electricity bills. The LED, on the other hand, doesn’t need to be replaced and will cost just £14 for the LED lamp itself and all the electricity it’ll use over that decade – all this while providing the same light.
Mauro Anastasio, a spokesperson for the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) and Coolproducts, said:
“This is excellent news both for consumers and the environment. People can expect massive savings thanks to the fact that LED bulbs last much longer and cost much less to run than halogen. It’s a no-brainer.”
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