Just bought my next portion of LED bulbs in my "campaign" to replace the "hot" ones at home. Surprisingly, the light is as warm as from the incandescent buls (@2700K). But LEDs need much less power. For instance, 3.5W LED bulb does the job a of GU10 25W halogen spot bulb. Or 6.3W LED (E27 400 lumens) matches 40W "wired". Nice, I'm now saving electrons for my EV :)...
It's easy to do the math – LED bulbs are 6-7 X more economical. In my case it means 10-15 BGN (€5-8) in savings every month.
And I suddenly started paying more attention to my montly electricity bills. Paying 2 BGN (€1) for nightly charge every 3 days I'm spending 30 BGN (€15) a month so counting the LED bulbs savings it will be half that money. What a shock – from €30-40 weekly to refuel my V6, to €2-3 for the same amount of time in EV. Incredible!
I guess a lot of people already made the switch (to LED bulbs). To me it's such a good experience. Helped me further realize the benefits of all the new electrical technologies we have today.
I realized something else as well – LED bulbs are now cheaper than they were, but still significantly more expensive than the regular ones. Which, by the way, should be already discontinued.
But once I paid them, I forgot about the "mark-up" and how long it's gonna take to compensate. I'm just diving in the benefits :).
All this helps me think about the EV purchase differently. OK, buying couple of bulbs (even so expensive) is way easier than spending €30-40k, but it's good to realize I only care for the tech, the better life it delivers and all the fun I'll have :).