By far the most expensive part of owning and operating artificial light today is electricity. Up to 77% of the cost to keep the lights on is spent on the power supplied by your local utility. It may also surprise you to learn the next most expensive part is the labor to install and change lights. Around 11% of your cost to flip the switch is time and money spent on labor. Here’s a breakdown of your total cost to own a lamp:
LED Light Bulbs
In our blog post PKK Lighting 2017 Lightbulb Buying Guide – Part 1, we provided a short history lesson about light bulbs and the transition from incandescent bulbs and fluorescent tubes to more energy efficient LED light bulbs. In this post we will provide additional guidance as to some of the key features and functionality that are important considerations when purchasing LED light bulbs.
PKK Lighting has been selling light bulbs to our commercial customers for many years and we are committed to providing that service well into the future. As part of our commitment, we want to help educate our customers about the current light bulb market so they can make informed choices about the light bulbs they purchase for their business or organization. This is the first in a series of posts to provide that education.