These days, you can find energy saving bulbs in almost any hardware store. Since a lot of cities and countries are looking for ways to minimize power consumption, these light bulbs have definitely become a substitute for the more common incandescent or florescent light bulbs. However, not all eco-friendly bulbs are made equally. All types have pros and cons that you might want to consider first before getting them. 

Power consumption Although eco-friendly lights do consume less power compared to incandescent and florescent lights, they still vary. Knowing which bulb consumes the least amount of power will help you maximize your power usage and savings. CFLs can cut down consumption to more than a half. However, LEDs or light emitting diode only use ten to twenty percent power that a regular incandescent and florescent would use. 

Brightness When it comes to brightness, eco-friendly lights can definitely match up to common light bulbs. A good tip to remember when it comes to picking out the bulb’s brightness is not to measure using watts, which is what you normally would use to know how bright the bulb is, but with lumens. Since eco-friendly bulbs use less power to create the same amount of light, the values for watts on a regular bulb would always be way bigger than the eco-friendly bulb. Lumens, on the other hand, are the actual brightness. So a 100 watt incandescent bulb can be replaced with a 14 watt LED with 100 lumens. 

Price Prices vary with eco-friendly lights. they are considerably more expensive compared to regular bulbs. But they last longer and you get a return of investment from the power savings the bulbs give. Eco-friendly lights also vary in price so try to check the difference of each type to maximize your choice. Questions? Comments? Feel free to contact our customer support hotline.


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