Reduce the cost of electricity with LED. Guide dena helps consumers purchase the lamp.

Reduce the cost of electricity with LED. Guide dena helps consumers purchase the lamp.

15.05.2012 Berlin – In all three households are now LED (Light Emitting Diodes) used. One survey shows commissioned by the Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena)*. The dena Energy Efficiency Initiative recommends consumers use these highly efficient lamps: Compared with a conventional light bulb saves more than a comparable LED 80 Percent power on. A four-person household, of its lighting to LED surrounded, could use its power costs per year 90 € ** cut. With a guide to energy efficiency initiative supported by consumers make the right choice of lamp.

With a burn time of up to 15.000 Hours are very long-lasting LED and true energy saving miracle. You can easily survive frequent- off, are robust and therefore suitable for outdoor use. After switching on the lamps reach full brightness immediately. LEDs are available in standard forms of E14 and E27 and can be used as a replacement for conventional incandescent bulbs with an output up to 60 Watts are used. The bulbs are quite expensive to purchase but so far, expected but the big savings very quickly.

Another advantage of LED: These lamps contain no other than energy saving light bulbs mercury. Due to their electronic devices worn-out LED lamps still must – Like other electrical or electronic equipment, – be properly disposed of at a municipal recycling center or collection point at the dealer. The availability of efficient lamps has become increasingly diverse in recent years. In addition to LED can draw consumers to energy-efficient halogen lamps or energy saving lamps. The “Small guide for buying a lamp” shows at a glance, what consumers should look for when buying energy-efficient lamps and gives tips on choosing the right brightness and color.

For more information on the topic of energy efficiency in the household under or at the free Energy Hotline: 08000 736 734. The Energy Efficiency Initiative is a campaign by the Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) and is funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology.
* On behalf of the Energy Efficiency Initiative asked the Forsa opinion research company in October 2011 more than 2.000 Private households in telephone interviews on energy efficiency. For more background information on the survey:

** Assumption: Electricity price 24 ct/kWh.

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