The Christmas tree light people might have been the first to popularize the LED light on a consumer level--highlighting the low energy usage and low heat output by the thousands of little twinkle lights with which we decorate each December. And they're on to something for the rest of the year, too. There are a lot of good reasons to ditch the incandescent bulb throughout the home.
-Incandescent bulbs are projected to last for about 1,200 hours while LED bulbs can last up to 50,000 hours – that’s 42 incandescent bulbs that can do what one LED bulb can.
It used to be that the cost of LEDs (and CFLs) was prohibitive compared to their neighboring $0.99 incandescent bulbs, but demand is driving down the price of these bulbs making efficiency and safety more affordable than ever!