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Is time you start using energy-efficient light bulbs

Posted by Uget Properties on August 9, 2018

Many people think it’s not easy going green, hence they resist all plea to embrace energy saving devices. Many are stock in the old way of lighting their house thinking it will cost a fortune to enjoy the new lighting technology. Today, conservation is key. With increasing whittling away of the ozone layer, drying up of water sources and severe environmental changes, we all need to embrace emerging energy conserving technologies to preserve our environment a little longer. We all should stand and take side with going green.

In the market today, we have two major types of energy-efficient light bulbs. They are light -emitting diode (LED) and compact fluorescent lights (CFL).

The light -emitting diodes (LEDs) are small bulbs that are powered by moving electrons. This latest light bulb has taken the place of the filament inside the regular incandescent bulb. Due to the fact that LED light bulbs do not have no filament to burn out it last longer and are less bulky.

CFL is a better light-bulb variety of the normal fluorescent light strips. It can be fastened into the typical lamp holder that incandescent bulb uses, and comes in different shapes and sizes. CFL produces a similar lighting effect as the normal incandescent bulbs.

How to choose a suitable Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs

LED and CFL light bulbs come in various capacities, colors, sizes and shapes.  The following are some of the things to consider in choosing a suitable eco-friendly light bulb that will serve you.


If what you want is a warm, bright room, then pick the CFL marked ‘white light’. If what you desire is a mild and soft light effect, then you should choose the LED bulb marked ‘white light’. The Blue colored LED OR CFL is usually the most suited option for reading as it causes less stress and strain to the eyes. But the favorite color for security or outside light is amber.


Most energy efficient light bulbs are calibrated in lumen not in watts like the incandescent light. The lumen determines the amount of light that will be produced by the bulb. The proper thing to do is to replace a 60 watts bulb with 60 lumen LED or CFL bulbs or the proportional watt-lumen bulb each time you want to go green.


Energy efficient bulb comes in different shapes and curves:

  1. there is the spiral CFL which share similar shape with the regular incandescent bulbs.
  2. Triple Tube CFL: this is the preferred light for reading as it generates into a condensed space a high light output. 
  3. Globe CFL: usually a good choice for bathroom vanity mirrors
  4. flood CFL: most suited for dipped and track lighting.


Advantages of Environmental Friendly Lighting

The most important benefit of CFL and LED light is that they require less amount of energy to power compared to the normal incandescent bulbs. Below are how environmental friendly light bulbs saves you money and preserves the planet.


Energy research has shown that CFL bulbs can run for over 10,000 hours –which is 10x better than incandescent . It also boasts of four times higher efficiency than an incandescent light. The LED bulb is even better as it can last for as long as 100,000 hours. This means the bulb can run for 24hours a day, 7 days a week for over 11 years. Generally, energy bulbs reduce to THE barest minimum your electricity bill. However, the actual life span of any energy bulb depends on the brand and usage pattern.


Minor Greenhouse Emissions

LED and CFL bulbs emits insignificant CO2 when compared to incandescent bulb. So for each incandescent bulb replaced by energy efficient bulb you are preserving the ecosystem and saving the surrounding from CO2 emission.

Financial savings

Even though LED and CFL light bulbs cost more to purchase than incandescent bulbs, they make  substantial savings for you on the long-term. This is because it has higher life span.


Eco-friendly bulbs can be used to as a substitute for virtually  any incandescent bulb. A lot of it varieties and purpose built types are in the market  There are now even CFLs that work with dimmer switchers and in 3-way lamps.


LED energy- efficient bulbs are strong and less fragile. It can endure stress and do not break easily because it does not have filament like incandescent bulb.

Despite the fact that most energy-efficient bulbs have problem with moisture and mercury, LED and CFL are far more environmentally friendly than their incandescent light bulbs. This ranges from lower power consumption, longer lifespan and big savings for you your pocket.


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