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Energy Savings Calculator for Replacing Light Bulbs by LED

For the industry Usage (Per month) KWh 500


Energy charge 10.5
Fixed charge 240
Charge for per unit(KWh) 10.98

CFL LED
Incandescent Light (Compact Fluorescent (Light-Emitting Diode Light
Bulbs Light Bulbs) Bulbs)
Life Span (in hours) 1,500 10,000 60,000
Watts 60 14 6
Cost of the bulb LKR 45.00 LKR 400.00 LKR 6,000.00
KWh of electricty used over 60k hours 3,600 840 360
Electricity Cost (@ Rs. 10.98 per KWh) LKR 39,528.00 LKR 9,223.20 LKR 3,952.80
Bulbs needed for 60k hours of usage 40 6 1
Equivalent 60k hour bulb expense LKR 1,800.00 LKR 2,400.00 LKR 6,000.00
Total 60,000 Hour Lighting Spend LKR 41,328.00 LKR 11,623.20 LKR 9,952.80

Calculate Your Energy Savings


No.of household light bulbs 50 50 50
Your estimated daily usage (hours) 8 8 8
Days in month 30 30 30
savings over 60,000 hours (energy + replacement)
cost LKR 2,066,400.00 LKR 581,160.00 LKR 497,640.00
Savings by switching from Incandescent LKR 0.00 LKR 1,485,240.00 LKR 1,568,760.00
Savings by switching from CFL LKR 0.00 LKR 83,520.00

Monthly household energy savings

KWh used per month


(wattage *#bulbs*daily usage *# months) 720 168 72
Electricity Cost (@ Rs.10.98) LKR 7,905.60 LKR 1,844.64 LKR 790.56
Savings by switching from Incandescent LKR - LKR 6,060.96 LKR 7,115.04
Savings by switching from CFL LKR 0.00 LKR 1,054.08
Energy saving by switching from incandescent 77% 90%
Yearly household energy savings
KWh used per year 8,760 2,044 876
Electricity Cost (@ Rs. 10.98) LKR 96,184.80 LKR 22,443.12 LKR 9,618.48
Savings by switching from Incandescent LKR 0.00 LKR 73,741.68 LKR 86,566.32
Savings by switching from CFL LKR 0.00 LKR 12,824.64

Three types of Bulbs are choosen to have 720 Lumens (Incandescent - 12lm/W, CFL - 50lm/W, LED - 120lm/W)
Comparision shows that using an LED instead of Incandescent and CFL bulbs saves energy and save money significantly
An LED only consumes about 360 KWh units for its entire life over 60,000 hrs.
By replacing an LED over incandescent bulb, save the energy by 90% where by replacing a CFL bulb over incandescent is 77%

Notes -
1. Cost of electricity will vary. The figures used above are from the tarrif rates of 1st January 2011 to 30th June 2011
approved
2. The costbyper
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LEDs may Commission of Srithe
vary. We used Lanka
figure of LKR 6000 (for a 6 watt LED) as an average among lighting
retailers.
3. Estimates of bulb lifespan are projected, since it would take about 6 years of continuous lighting to test. Some
manufacturers claim the new LED bulbs will last up to 25 years under normal household use, but this is not proven.
4. Bulb breakage and bulb replacement costs have not been factored into this comparison chart. Incandescent bulbs and
CFL bulbs are more easily broken than LEDs, which increases their cost of use.
5. Most LEDs come with a minimum 2-year guarantee. Any defective LED bulb will usually fail within this time.
Calculate Your Monthly Kilowatt-hours
Starting Month 04/2006

Month of Bill Total Energy Bill Total Kilowatt-Hours Used Average KWh Highest Rate¹
April 06 $100.00 1,000 0.100 0.329
March 06 $100.00 1,000 0.100 0.329
February 06 $100.00 1,000 0.100 0.233
January 06 $100.00 1,000 0.100 0.195
December 05 $100.00 1,000 0.100 0.195
November 05 $100.00 1,000 0.100 0.195
October 05 $100.00 1,000 0.100 0.219
September 05 $100.00 1,000 0.100 0.219
August 05 $100.00 1,000 0.100 0.219
July 05 $100.00 1,000 0.100 0.218
June 05 $100.00 1,000 0.100 0.194
May 05 $100.00 1,000 0.100 0.194
$1,200.00 12,000 0.100 0.228

Put in your own rate: $0.33

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¹ You can also put in the highest tier rate charged by your utility, figures quoted here are from SC Edison, if you lower your energy
bills, the highest rate will be the first amount to get reduced. And you will see a more dramatic difference in your savings