Best Cost-Friendly Lights – LEDs vs. CFLs
Switching over to energy friendly bulbs has grown to become priority for home and business owners looking to reduce their expenses. Since most countries are now phasing out common lights like incandescent and halogen lamps, the attention is now turning towards better and more energy efficient lighting. Two of the best kinds of efficient light bulbs are compact florescent lights (CFLs) and light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Both have their pros and cons and choosing between the both of them can be difficult. Here’s a short comparison on how both lights work and what you can get out of them.
Lifespan Both of these bulbs definitely last longer than regular incandescent and halogen bulbs,in fact, much longer. A 60 watt replacement LED bulb can last up to 50,000 hours while a CFL can go for 8,000 hours. An incandescent bulb would normally stay on for 1,200 hours only. Both of these lights make maintenance less hassle and you won’t need to change them as often as you would regular bulbs.
Light Quality Many people prefer an LED bulb because it gives out a much crisp and clear light. However, CFLs are also great for rooms that need that yellowish tone to it. Both of these light bulbs come in different light temperatures so try them out first before getting them. LEDs don’t have a warm-up time so they turn on right away, CFLs do and this affects their lifespan.
Important Facts LEDs cost a bit more than CFLs, and this is a big factor especially if you’re switching. However, since LEDs last longer and they use less power, think of it as a long-term investment. CFLs can be used for outdoor lighting, but they are a bit temperature sensitive so you need to place them inside a protective casing like a glass lamp. Questions and comments about LED lighting? Feel free to contact the LiquidLEDs customer support hotline.