Buying a light bulb used to be as simple as 1-2-3, since you only needed to worry about the bulbs wattage and life span. However, with a bigger population and a greater number of electronic devices pulling at our energy sources, we now have to think about purchasing the most energy efficient light bulbs.
Energy efficient light bulbs from Light Bulb Planet are eco-friendly lighting sources with remarkably long life spans. Though initially more expensive, the bulbs will greatly reduce your energy bill.
But the question remains, does energy efficiency result in duller lighting?
There are three main light bulbs on the market: incandescent, compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) and light emitting diode (LED). Incandescent light bulbs brought humanity out of darkness and have been illuminating our world for more than a century. They are offered in a range of wattages from dull to the brightest of whites. But, incandescent light bulbs have become outdated due to their high energy usage (3,285 kilowatts per year), 1,200-hour life spans and high mercury content. As the saying goes “you get what you pay for,” so the cheaper price of incandescent light bulbs will end up putting a dent in your budget in the long-run.
CFL bulbs are instantly recognizable due to their spiral shape. The bulbs hit the market roughly half a decade ago and are lauded for their 10,000-hour life spans and efficient energy usage at an average of 767 kilowatts per year. CFL bulbs have a low mercury content, which makes them safer to handle and more eco-friendly. The bulbs give off a dull, paler white color, and unlike incandescent lights, CFLs do not light up instantly when turned on. So, despite their energy efficiency, CFL lights do not shine as brightly as incandescent lights.
LED bulbs are the latest and greatest entry on the market. They have an average life span of 25,000 to 50,000 hours and only use an average of 329 kilowatts each year. In other words, under normal usage, an LED bulb can last 20 to 40 years. LED bulbs are also the most expensive, costing nearly triple the price of CFL lamps. However, their remarkable efficiency more than makes up for their steep initial cost.
LED bulbs turn on immediately and burn as brightly as incandescent lights. In fact, the light from a LED bulb is so similar to an incandescent light that it is hard to distinguish between the two. In addition to their remarkable energy efficiency and being the brightest bulbs on the market, LED bulbs are mercury-free. Therefore, they will not contaminate the environment when they are disposed of. LED bulbs are extremely durable, which means they can handle jarring without breaking. The bulbs also do not heat up, so, they do not increase room temperature when in use. With so many benefits, it’s easy to see why LED bulbs from Light Bulb Plant are the best choice on the market.
Light Bulb Planet offers an extensive selection of LED light bulbs. Click here to visit Light Bulb Planet’s energy efficient light bulbs or visit our showroom to find an eco-friendly light that will shine brightly in your home or office.