3 Reasons Fluorescent Light Bulbs Are a Bright Idea

If you haven’t noticed lately, the incandescent light bulb has started to fade out and less people are using them to light up their homes. The first thing to point out is that the incandescent light bulb is not good for the environment.

  • Electrical energy is wasted because it has to heat up and get really hot in order to provide light.
  • Incandescent bulbs emit carbon dioxide.
  • They need to be replaced often due to a short life span.
  • They’re vulnerable to vibrations and break more easily.

Why the switch to those curly, solid white bulbs known as fluorescent lights? They are considered energy saving bulbs and for good reasons. Here’s three reasons why fluorescent light bulbs are such a bright idea:

  1. They can last up to 10x longer than incandescent light bulbs.
  2. Fluorescent light bulbs use 1/4 less energy, which results in less bulbs being consumed and less waste produced.
  3. Although they cost more initially, over time it saves you more money because they need to be replaced less often.

Over the years, the fluorescent light bulb has had many improvements along the way. In the past, these bulbs produced a yellowish tint. They would take a bit to warm up and occasionally flicker in the process. Today, they come in more variations of white and even colors! So, the next time one of your light bulbs goes out, don’t forget to try energy saving bulbs. It just might be your brightest decision yet!

Just in case you missed our other post, check out four energy saving tips most of us forget about. Reduce, reuse and recycle!

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