Let's take a car, for example. There are two cars, Car A costs 25K and Car B costs 35K. Car A gets 21 Mpg and car B gets 45mpg. Car A costs more every year in car repairs than Car B. It might seem less expensive to buy Car A however when you add up the mileage costs as well as the yearly maintenance, Car B actually costs less over time.
The key word here is time. As Americans we are so used to the words, quick, save, sale, cheap, buy it now. We've been sold on the notion of getting something inexpensive right now to be immediately satisfied but is that really getting us anywhere? When it comes to LED lighting for the commercial or residential space one way of dealing with this is to get an LED lease. This way you use other people's money to own the new technology that saves you money immediately...now that's not expensive at all.