Selecting a Reliable Energy-saving Light Bulbs
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Selecting a Reliable Energy-saving Light Bulbs

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Selecting a Reliable Energy-saving Light Bulbs


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Published 22 October 2011
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Selecting a Reliable Energy-saving Light Bulbs Interested in saving money on your electricity bill? Thought so. This article might be able to support you with that. Recent technological advancements may have brought us to a revolution in low-energy lighting for the home. The General Electric Company (GE) has recently launched a 40-watt light-emitting diode (LED) bulb for general home lighting. Before this, LED lights had largely been confined to flashlights, indicator lights, computers, portable lights for camping, and other secondary lighting. But now, with GE’s technological breakthroughs, LED lighting is now becoming popular in our homes. One breakthrough was in making LED lights less focused by surrounding the bulbs by a casing with fins that disperse the light out fairly well throughout a whole room. LED lights have some other advantages over fluorescent tubes lights. LED's don't contain mercury, a hazardous metal fluorescent tubes give off if they shatter. LED lights aren’t as likely to break as fluorescent tubes, and their lifespan is much longer. Unlike fluorescent lights, LED's will reach full brightness as soon as you turn them on. They also work much better in cold places. You can turn LED lights on and off as often as you want without impacting their lifespan, unlike fluorescent's. LED's work great for coloured low energy lighting, since they don’t require coloured filters like fluorescent or incandescent lights do. That fact, and the fact that LED's give off much less heat than 's or ent, make LED's a much better alternative for Christmas lights or indicator lights. The negative aspects of LED lights are the poor light quality and the high cost. But when you figure in the fact that LED bulbs last quite a bit longer than fluorescent tubes, LED's are cheaper in the long run and save more money on your electrical bills. 1 © 2011 Fluorescent lights do give advantages over LED lights. Their light is more spread out than that of LED's and is generally of much better quality. Fluorescent's also furnish you a lot more choices in the variety of light given off. One choice you'll need to make with fluorescent's is to decide upon what correlated colour temperature (CCT) you want for your tubes or bulbs. Warm-coloured tubes (marked from 2700 to 3000 K) seem reddish or yellowish in colour, whereas cool bulbs have a high CCT (5000-6500 K) and the light looks bluish-white. Warm colour tubes or bulbs are good for people who like the colour of incandescent bulbs, which emit a warm colour. You also might want to get warm bulbs if you're planning to mix incandescent and fluorescent bulbs in the same room. Medium colour-temperature CCT tubes (3500-4100K) produce a fairly white, clear light that's good for work areas and kitchens. If you want light that is similar to natural daylight, cool energy saving bulbs (5000-6500 K) are what you what. These are great for close work like reading. Some people consider cool light to be more wholesome and natural. It even is sometimes used to treat light disorders. Your next choice when you’re replacing a tube is to determine the colour rendering index (CRI) you want. The levels range from 1 to 100, with the higher numbers referring to light that makes object seem more vivid and lively. For more Information on Energy Saving Light Bulbs UK visit: If you would like to contact us please visit: Online Web 2.0 Version You can read the online version of this press release here. 2 © 2011