James Rosales Outdoor September 04th, 2018 - 06:53:52
LED track lighting in our kitchen to replace the existing halogen bulb lighting to make things a little bit brighter, as well as a little bit more efficient. So my problem has been that our kitchen has an existing track lighting system that uses some older fixtures that have halogen bulbs and over time as lights have burned out. I've noticed that when I tried to replace a halogen bulb with a new one that that fixture still wouldn't work - and I came to the conclusion, after switching the bulbs out - that it was the fixtures themselves going bad and not so much just the bulbs.
Since I was in need of new fixtures anyway, I wanted to see if I could start using LED light bulbs versus the halogen bulbs that I had been using. The existing fixtures we had were silver and I wanted something that was going to match those fixtures. So I went to home depot looked at some of the lighting options, but also wanted to keep in mind that I wanted to keep costs down. Alright, let's do some fixture price comparison for you. The new halogen track head fixtures with 50-watt halogen bulbs included in the boxes, were priced at $ 19.97.
This is in comparison to looking at LED track heads that would include the LED bulbs that only used four and a half Watts, but they were 50-watt equivalents. Those fixtures were priced at $ 27 and 90, seven cents, so on $ 8 difference. So I also considered buying an entirely new LED track lighting kit and those were priced at 94 dollars and 97 cents and those track lighting kits come with three fixtures.
So, with the new track, lighting set I'd be getting a new track included, but I really don't need a new track. I just needed the new heads themselves. So if you broke that kit down, it would come out to about 31 dollars and sixty-five cents per fixture, which was still coming out more expensive than buying the individual track head fixtures that I was considering. So I was like trying to find a deal and trying to get the best value.