Avoid Incandescent Bulbs

Although most of us are used to using incandescent bulbs for our homes, there are better choices in the market when it comes to lighting. More and more products like energy efficient bulbs are starting to take over the market and are even promoted by the energy department because of their benefits.

Below are a few downsides of using incandescent bulbs and why you should shift to energy friendly lights

They’re Being Phased Out Many cities and even countries are starting to phase these bulbs out. In fact, many light bulb brands are starting to shift to more eco-friendly products and are adding a power-friendly line to their brand. Not to mention many local governments are persuading consumers to use eco-friendly bulbs to light up their home. 

They Use More Power Incandescent use more power compared to newer emergency efficient lights to produce the same brightness. Eco-friendly bulbs like LEDs use about 80 to 90 percent less power, meaning a 10 to 20 watt LED can replace a regular 100 watt bulb. The best part is that you don’t have to wait to see the effects. You can see a significant difference on your power bill in the first month of switching to power-friendly lights. 

They’re Not Maintenance and Recycle Friendly Having to constantly change your bulbs can be really irritating. Not to mention it cost a lot if a lot of your bulbs go out at the same time. An average eco-friendly bulb has a lifespan that last 8 to 10 times longer compared to incandescent bulbs so you won’t have to worry about chancing them anytime soon. They’re also difficult to recycle and can be unsafe because of their mainly made with glass.

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