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Has anyone switched to LED lights in their homes? Is it worth while?

My power bill is way too high for me at about $250 a month and most of this is because of my lights.
250 a month is nuts, mine's ~300 a quarter. lights usually have a switch which can turn them off ya know


Are you using regular energy saving bulbs at the moment? I don't think LED bulbs will save you much over those, better bulb life though.
 

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I've got halogen and led lights, ever since learning that energy-saving bulbs give off small quantities of carcinogenic gas when in normal use, and that a broken energy-saving bulb gives off a much larger burst of dangerous chemicals.

I realise the quantities in normal use are tiny, but I still prefer not to have anything giving off carcinogens in my house when there are alternatives that don't
 

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We use the energy efficient lights for normal houselights, and LED for my reading/school desk light, our electric bill is $36 a month, and that's 100% offset by green energy.
 

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Has anyone switched to LED lights in their homes? Is it worth while?

My power bill is way too high for me at about $250 a month and most of this is because of my lights.
No and yes.

LED lights in the US cost about $36 for a 40 watt-equivalent bulb. That does not seem to be cost effective for my situation.
An incandescent bulb would cost 25-50 cents, and a compact fluorescent maybe 2-3 dollars. So compact fluorescents seem to be the way to go.

Yes, to the extent that I have bought several low wattage LED bulbs (about 5 watts each) for $10 each that I use in locations where I need to leave a light on constantly and/or that are hard to reach and change bulbs. These bulbs are supposed to last for many years.

BTW, I have purchased devises that screw into light sockets and will shut the lights out automatically 15 minutes after you turn them on. These seem to me to be worthwhile.
 
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