LED is still a new technology, and the expense of producing quality product is still high. However, pricing has come down dramatically from just a few years ago and prices are expected to continue to drop. In terms of whether UU LED lighting are worth the extra cost, it's helpful to look at the cost to operate a bulb in addition to the up-front cost. The energy savings realized in a switch to LED means that the extra up-front cost is often paid back rather quickly, and you'll wind up saving money over the life of the bulb. If you'd like to see this in action, check out our Energy Savings Calculator. Here is an example: for a residential customer who may have the light on for just 10 hours per week and the payback is over 10 years. On the other hand, a retail or restaurant client who is burning lights for 90-100 hours per week will calculate their payback on a $70 LED LIGHTING to be less than 18 months. Taking a look at your payback estimate should definitely be a consideration when deciding if UU LED LIGHTING is right for you.