April 16, 2012
Traditional incandescent light bulbs are being gradually phased out and replaced by more energy efficient alternatives, namely CFLs and LEDs.
By upgrading your home’s lighting, you can save money and help the environment.
Here, we break down the biggest differences between CFL’s, LEDs and incandescent lights and their applications for your Sarasota area home.
Since Thomas Edison made electrical lighting popular and viable in 1880 with his longer lasting filament, most homes have been lit using incandescent light bulbs. Incandescent bulbs work by heating a filament surrounded by inert gases. However, these bulbs are highly inefficient, only converting 10% of the energy consumed into light and releasing the other 90% as heat.
The newest home lighting solution on the market is Light Emitting Diodes. LEDs have been around for a while but until recently had not made a successful transition to more powerful applications, such as home lighting. LED lamps, or bulbs, used as replacements for incandescent lights are made up of many smaller LEDs.
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