CharlesPosted On: April 25, 2020Last Updated: April 25, 2020

How Long Do Smart Bulbs Last

One of the first questions people ask themselves before purchasing a smart bulb is, how long do smart bulbs last? A smart bulb running for 3 hours a day rated for 15,000 to 30,000 hours will have an average lifespan of around 13 to 28 years. Smart bulbs have a long life expectancy because they utilize LED technology, which improves it's energy efficiency, durability and resistance to extreme hot and cold temperatures.

Let's dig a bit deeper and understand why LED smart bulbs last longer then any other type of bulb.

Reasons Why Smart Bulbs Last Much Longer Than Fluorescent and Incandescent Bulbs

Reasons Why Smart Bulbs Last Much Longer Than Fluorescent and Incandescent Bulbs

So you may be wondering, what makes smart bulbs last so much longer than traditional fluorescent and incandescent light bulbs? The answer lies within the LED technology that smart bulbs have embraced.

LED smart light bulbs are the best choice for any home if you are looking for the best product in terms of performance, life expectancy and cost savings. These bulbs use less energy, last much longer than traditional bulb types, and can save you money over time.

Here're 5 reasons why LED smart bulbs have a higher life expectancy than regular light bulbs.

  1. Lifespan lasts 2 to 30 times longer then fluorescent and incandescent bulbs depending on the type.
  2. Instantly turns on without a warm-up period allowing LED bulbs not to degrade from frequently turning on and off the light switch.
  3. Consumes 75% to 80% less energy when compared to traditional incandescent bulbs according to energy.gov. Can endure extreme hot and cold temperatures which allows it to last longer over time.
  4. Comprised of extremely tough materials making them more resistant to harsh environments such as bad weather or an earthquake's vibrations.
  5. Much safer to touch because they emit almost no heat, which prevents degradation.

Lifespan of Popular Smart Bulbs

Here's a table to compare the lifespan of some of the most popular smart bulbs on Amazon.

Lifespan of Popular Smart Bulbs
Smart BulbsLifespan In HoursLifespan In Years
Philips Hue A1925,000 Hours22.83 Years
BERENNIS20,000 Hours18.26 Years
eufy Lumos A1920,000 Hours18.26 Years
Geeni LUX A1925,000 Hours22.83 Years
Sengled A1925,000 Hours22.83 Years
Wyze A1920,000 Hours18.26 Years
Kasa KL11025,000 Hours22.83 Years
LIFX A1925,000 Hours22.83 Years
TECKIN A1930,000 Hours27.40 Years
LUMIMAN A1931,320 Hours28.60 Years
SAUDIO A1920,000 Hours18.26 Years
AL Above Lights35,000 Hours31.96 Years

Light Bulb Life Expectancy Comparision Table

This table shows the life expectancy of LED smart bulbs in hours and years compared to incandescent and fluorescent bulb types.

Light Bulb Life Expectancy Table
LIFE ExpectancyINCANDESCENTFLUORESCENTLED
Hours1,000 - 2,000 Hours6,000 - 15,000 Hours15,000 - 30,000 Hours
Years9 Months - 1.8 Years5.48 - 13.70 Years13.70 - 27.40 Years

Calculate the Lifespan of a Light Bulb

If you are interested in a smart light bulb and want to see how long it will last in your home, check out my light bulb lifespan calculator tool by clicking on the video above. This tool will allow you to input the number of hours your light bulb is rated and the amount of use per day to calculate how many years the bulb will last.

Smart Bulbs Will Eventually Burn out

Smart Bulbs Will Eventually Burn out

Smart bulbs usually don't "burn out" or fail in the same way that incandescent and fluorescent bulbs do, but they will eventually lose their light over time. Smart bulbs experience lumen depreciation, which occurs when a LED's light output slowly reduces over time.

This essentially means that over time as your smart bulbs start to reach the maximum number of hours they are rated for, their light's brightness will slowly begin to fade away. Do smart bulbs burn out? The short answer is yes, smart bulbs will eventually "burn out" through a process called lumen depreciation.

Lower Energy Usage Results in a Longer Lifespan

Led smart bulbs consume 75% - 80% less energy due to advancements of LED technology. Because of this energy efficiency, smart bulbs are able to use less wattage, resulting in a longer lifespan when compared to traditional light bulbs.

Here's a wattage comparison table to show you just how much more efficient LED bulbs are compared to incandescent and fluorescent.

Wattage Comparison Table
LUMENSINCANDESCENT WATTAGEFLUORESCENT WATTAGELED WATTAGE
400 - 50040W8W - 12W6W - 7W
600 - 90060W13W - 18W11W
1,000 - 1,40075W18W - 22W12W - 13W
1,450 - 1,800100W23W - 30W14W - 20W
2,600 - 2,800150W30W - 55W25W - 28W

Learn Everything You Need to Know About Smart Bulbs

If you are looking for more information about smart bulbs, check out my smart bulb buying guide by clicking on the video above. This guide will teach you everything you need to know about smart bulbs which includes topics such as, what are lumens, color temperature, cost savings of using them, features and much more.

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