With all of this talk about lighting technology and lifespan in the form of hours, there can be some confusion regarding just how much that can benefit you. In this blog we will focus on lifespan in hours, and how that applies to your next building project. Once you begin to understand the terminology and units of measure, it will be that much easier to make the right decision for your lighting project.
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Below are two tables that express how long a light bulb with a particular lifespan will last if used a certain amount of hours per day. The first table illustrates the lifespan based on being used 5 days a week. The second illustrates 7 days a week. This is what a light bulb's lifespan really looks like. Here’s the formula to convert lifespan hours to years:
(Days of Week) x (Hours a Day) x (Days a Year)
*Each number is approximate (Rounded to the nearest year)*
Now you can get a more practical idea of how long your light bulbs should last. It is important to use this information to your advantage. These tables are meant to be referenced for all types of bulbs. Using this table you can look at different lighting options side by side, and determine which one works best for your application needs. How do I know which LED light bulb I need?
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