Tips for Choosing the Perfect Energy Efficient Light Bulb
In a move to reduce energy consumption and minimize their carbon footprint en masse, several countries have made steps to phase out aging incandescent light bulbs to encourage adoption of more energy efficient lighting solutions such as compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and light emitting diode (LED) lamps. When buying these energy efficient lights, just what exactly do you look for? These lights basically work the same way as the old light bulbs you bought at the store, with a few exceptions of course—energy efficiency being one of them. Here are the factors to consider when buying energy saving lights.
Lumens Rating A lumen is the measure of a light’s brightness as perceive by the human eye. Today’s generation of light bulbs are capable of generating high levels of lumens with very few watts, effectively skewing the old standard of more watts = more light. For instance, you can now find a LED bulb that uses 15 watts of electricity to generate the same amount of light as a 100-watt incandescent bulb would.
Price Different types of power-friendly lights have different prices. Some might be more expensive than the others, but this is because it has more benefits. CLFs cost less than LEDs, but they don’t last as long and they use more power. Consider savings when you choose the bulbs.
Appearance Energy saving light bulbs come in a wide range of shapes, from conservative bulbs to futuristic spiral shapes. It all boils down to preference. In any case, be sure to choose a light bulb that’s compatible with your existing base—there’s E14, E27, B22, and more.
For more tips and suggestions on what energy saving light bulbs to choose, contact the LiquidLEDs customer support team on 1800 744 706.