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?saving & Environment Friendly Led Light Bulbs By Green Sim




Typically 50% of your electricity bill comes from light bulbs which are on most of the nighttime. Most people try to save electricity by switching off the electric bulbs when they are not in use. However, this way of saving your money works less and makes you more of a control freak. It is obvious that the recession has hit almost every US home hard and people are trying out various ways to save money. There have been almost a million job cuts and salary cuts and these are trying times.

Best of all, LED and CFL light bulbs are specifically designed to help reduce your home utility bills. It is estimated that about 5 to 10 percent of the average household?s electric bills go to covering the cost of light bulbs in the home. LED and CFL light bulbs are known to reduce the amount of electricity used by at least one-third. Combined, these factors can help to reduce your overall electric bill. According to the National Resource Defense Council, the average household may be able to save as much as $85 on their annual electric bill by installing these energy efficient light bulbs.

Energy saving light bulbs used in indoor residential settings usually fall into two main categories namely; compact fluorescent lamps or light emitting diode. CFL light bulbs have been in use for residential lighting applications for more than a decade. It is important to note that LED light bulbs/lamps have a higher initial cost compared to CFLs or incandescent light bulbs however; the high cost of buying LED light bulbs/lamps is recovered by the low energy consumption and a longer life span. Standard incandescent bulbs can last between 1,200 and 2,500 hours. CFL bulbs on the other hand can lasts for approximately 10,000 hours.

LED bulbs reach their full brightness immediately, similar to a traditional light bulb. Some energy efficient bulbs, namely CFL bulbs, take about a minute or so to warm up to their full brightness. If you live or work in an environment where you need your lights to reach full illumination within just a few seconds, a delay in full brightness might present an inconvenience. When brightness is very important to your needs, a LED bulb is a good match for you. It?s important to note that these lights don?t consume more energy just because they are able to switch on to full brightness immediately.

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Compact Fluorescent Lights, also known as CFL bulbs, are a good energy saver compared to the incandescent bulb. A 14-Watt CFL light bulb is equivalent to a 60-Watt incandescent light bulb. While the energy savings are good with CFL bulbs there are some tradeoffs to using them. Generally CFL bulbs will emit less heat and uses more of the energy flow to give light. There will be a lot less energy waste and the CFL light bulbs typically have a good life span. Under normal use, CFL bulbs will last 8,000 to 12,000 hours.

Whilst LED bulbs are now available to fit virtually any lighting application that you may have, you may consider them to still be quite expensive compared to "Traditional" light bulbs. They offer great energy savings but could cost you quite a bit of money upfront should you decide to replace all the bulbs in your house with them. The other solution is to opt to fit energy saving lights wherever possible in your house, and this is an extremely good idea as they are available in a wide range of replacement fitments and are low cost to purchase.

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