Going Eco-friendly with Light bulbs
We now live in a world where light bulbs only require a smaller amount of energy to produce the same amount of light. Newer bulbs, like LEDs and CFLs, have taken the concept of saving power at home to a different level; with these bulbs only using around 10 to 40 percent of the energy regular incandescent bulbs commonly use to create their light. As such, these bulbs are being heavily promoted, by governments most notably, to consumers due to their power-saving abilities. So how do these energy friendly bulbs help our environment? Eco-friendly bulbs have gained a lot of popularity because they help reduce the environmental impact of using electricity. Many countries still use coal powered power plants, which is one of the biggest contributors to global warming. Technically, the less power you use, the better it is for the environment. It’s also not just the environment that gets the benefit of these bulbs, but also your monthly power bill. Since you’re using less power, you’ll notice your power bill drop and you get to save a lot on monthly maintenance.
LEDs or CFLs? There are mainly two kinds of power friendly bulbs in the market. LED bulbs or light-emitting diodes have actually been around for a long time. These lights are commonly used as indicators on appliances and on older cellphones, but they’ve been developed to light bulbs a few years ago. CFLs or compact fluorescent lamps were developed to replace regular incandescent bulbs. These were more common in the market before LEDs became popular. When it comes to choosing between these eco-friendly bulbs, both have their pros and cons. LED lights are considerably more expensive compared to CFLs, but they do last longer and use less power. CFLs give out a more “soft white” light and they’re very close to incandescent lights in terms of light quality. However they do contain a small amount of mercury, making them a bit of a hassle to dispose. For comments and questions, feel free to contact our customer support hotline.