Should I Put LEDs in My Fridge?
Are you someone who is always looking for ways to save money on your utility bills? Or maybe you’re just interested in upgrading your fridge lighting so you can see that leftover sandwich that’s been hanging out in the back corner for the past few weeks? Regardless of the motivation, we always have clients ask us how they can get optimum lighting for less – not just in their living room or kitchen, but even in their fridge itself.
Most fridges available on the market these days come equipped with LED lights. What if your fridge is 10 years old, though? It probably uses incandescent or some other antiquated light bulb other than LEDs. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t put LEDs in your fridge or freezer. See below for a few easy ways to upgrade your fridge lighting to LEDs.
Easy LED Light Upgrades for Fridge and Freezer
- GE LED Bright Stik – the GE LED Bright Stik offers a ton of illumination without breaking the bank. These bulbs last for 15,000 hours (which is longer than a traditional CFL) and will also cut down on your fridge lighting costs.
- Miracle LED 3-watt Fridge and Freezer Light – this handy dandy bulb comes in a two pack and is available on Amazon Prime. These bad b oys offer 315 lumens of brightness, but use just 3 watts. Miracle LED boasts that it can save you $55/year just in freezer and fridge lighting costs.
- LED Tape Lights – You can find LED tape lights almost anywhere these days, and they’re getting more and more affordable. Following this Instructables guide, you can not only replace your fridge lighting, but also add additional lighting so you can see every nook and cranny of your fridge or freezer. If you’re a fan of DIY, then this hack is for you.
How Much Money Will Fridge LEDs Save Me?
While we do agree that you should put LEDs in your fridge, you also need to be realistic about the cost savings. It’s clear that you don’t use your fridge light as often as you would, say, the kitchen light above the counter or the lights in your living room. But that doesn’t mean upgrading to fridge LEDs isn’t worth it. Sure, you might not have your fridge door open for hours on end, but you’ll at least feel good knowing that your entire home is energy-efficient. So to the question, “Should I put LEDs in my fridge,” we say sure, why not?