There are numerous reasons to why you should know the difference between various types of light bulbs/lamps; to be more cost-efficient, reducing consumption of energy and playing your role in keeping our planet conserved for the future generations to come. What makes such a simple choice of picking the right bulb/lamp for your home necessary? Firstly, if you want to be on the right side of the history then be part of the green revolution! Secondly because it’s the right thing to do when we dig deep into its benefits. Here are few pointers to take home and take necessary steps towards a collective and rightful change:
LED (Light Emitting Diode) light bulbs are highly effective to cut back on huge bills, followed by CFL (Compact Fluorescent Light). How effective you may ask? LED uses 6-8 watts and CFL uses 13-15 watts of electricity, when compared with a standard incandescent bulb of 60 watts. The saying “more watts, more brightness” has also changed and lower watts does not compromise the lumens, or brightness, in either LED or CFL light bulbs. Rather, a 60 watts LED bulb might blind you from its brightness.
2) Incandescent light bulbs are out dated
The first commercially practical incandescent light bulb was developed by Thomas Alva Edison, in the year of 1879. Outdated technology is not worth advocating for, simply because it’s a waste of our limited resources. A big portion of electricity used on daily basis comes from non-renewable resources, thus wasting electricity is, in a way, wasting the natural resources or causing more harm to the environment.
3) Research shows CFL and LED are better
The scientific community has done thorough research and have concluded that LED and CFL light bulbs are more cost-effective and consumes way less energy when compared with incandescent light bulbs. Who would have thought to save big bucks by simply replacing light bulbs.
4) Savings and Life (in Hours) of LED and CFL
How much can you save by replacing your home’s LED and CFL light bulbs? As much as 80% and 75% a year in energy costs for LED and CFL bulbs, respectively. In terms of lifespan of LED and CFL, they last for up to 50,000 Hours (more than five years) and 8,000 Hours(around one year), respectively.
5) How to they work?
Well, electrons in LED light bulb are passed through the semiconductor material which illuminates the tiny particles. In case of CFL, these light bulbs are made up of Argon and small amount of mercury, and take longer to lighten up completely (when compared with LED).
The ONLY drawback, maybe, would be the cost of LED light bulbs as they cost more than CFL. But one can positively claim that investing in LED light bulbs is for the longer run, eventually leaving you with more money and being part of the bigger picture for a sustainable community. For more tips like these stay tuned to our blog.