Coastal Energy, the Ōaki Energy Co-operative, offers LED-lights
The May 2015 issue of Consumer Magazine states: “Despite the higher upfront cost of LEDs compared to other technologies, you can expect to save money in the long run through reductions in your power bill.”Consumer found that if you compare a mid-range LED to a standard incandescent bulb, the LED:
- has the same brightness as a 60 watt incandescent but draws only 9.5 watts
- costs approximately $18 and has an expected lifespan of 15,000 hours, whereas the incandescent costs 50 cents but lasts only 1,000 hours.
- will use approximately $2.70 in electricity if used for 3 hours each day for a year, whereas the incandescent will use $17.08 worth of electricity
- will have paid for itself in a little over a year. It will then keep going for another 12 years, whereas the incandescent might need to be replaced every year.
Changing your lights to LEDs now is an easy and cost-effective way to reduce your power bill and energy consumption. Every kilowatt you save helps to reduce your power bill, meaning more money in the bank, and also reduces the carbon footprint.
Coastalenergy.nz has LED lights available for purchase. Members receive a discounted rate (prices vary depending on bulb requirements, but typically the discounted member price is about $13).
Trading under the name of Coastal Energy, the Co-op aims to empower communities to influence, manage and implement renewable electrical supply for the benefit and resilience of the community.
For more information please contact:
Phil Malpas, Director
Ōtaki Energy Co-operation Limited
Mobile: 021 42 0106