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How long do LED bulbs last?

The great thing about LED lights is that they never technically "burn out". Instead, they simply get dimmer over a period of time (also called lumen depreciation).

The life span of an LED light is generally calculated by the number of hours the LED emits light until it gets down to 70% of its initial output. A high-quality LED can expect to have a long lifespan of 50,000-100,000 hours depending on usage. Keep in mind, a traditional bulb only lasts about 1,000 hours.

Typical LED Bulb Lifespan Based on Usage

  • 11.4 years: using 24 hours per day
  • 15.22 years: using 18 hours per day
  • 22.8 years: using 12 hours per day
  • 34.2 years: using 8 hours per day

As you can see, a light being left on for only a few hours per day can easily last over 20-30 years depending on usage, while lights that are left on all day/night will expire much faster. Your personal lifestyle will determine the type of bulb you need and what you can expect from it. Our skilled team of professionals can help you choose the best-LED bulb for you.