This blog post is going to cover a few various facts about energy saving light bulbs. Some of these are well known facts and some of them are not, yet the point is to promote awareness on energy saving light bulbs, as well as the hazards of CFL light bulbs. After reading this, you will be able to save yourself some money while reducing your carbon emissions.
Power Consumption Facts About Energy Saving Light Bulbs
- Incandescent light bulbs emit 90% of their energy in the form of heat, instead of in the form of light.
- Each incandescent light bulb in your household will cost you around $5/year to operate.
- LED’s operate at roughly 90% the cost efficiency of incandescent light bulbs.
- CFL’s operate at roughly 75% the cost efficiency of incandescent light bulbs.
- Halogen-incadescent light bulbs operate at roughly 31% the cost efficiency of incandescent light bulbs.
LED Lightbulbs are the brightest future of energy saving light bulbs. They are becoming cheaper to produce and don’t carry any hazardous waste like CFLs do. The energy efficiency of LED lightbulbs is the highest in the energy saving category. LED technology’s extremely low power usage is ideal, as they don’t lose energy in the form of heat. This is the reason that LED technology is so prevalent in our miniature electronics and mobile technology, where battery usage is the main concern.
Hazardous Facts About Energy Saving Light Bulbs
CFL light bulbs hold enough mercury in them to contaminate 6000 gallons of water. Sweeping up a broken CFL light bulb with a broom or vacuum is a bad idea. You will need to vent your household and lower the temperature if you can. Make sure that any children or pets are out of the room. Contact your nearest Environmental Protection Agency for information on clean up procedures, and where to dispose of the hazardous material. If you simply throw them into the garbage, the CFL light bulbs will be buried underneath our sanitation dumps — leaking mercury into our soil.
Facts About Energy Saving Light Bulbs In Third World Countries
In third world countries across the world, cheap energy saving light bulbs are made in the form of water bottles. The water bottles are filled with a mixture of water and bleach, and then installed into fabricated holes in the roof. The bleach keeps the water clean and clear enough to let sunlight shine through. The plastic lightbulbs do not use electricity, but are effective enough to emit upwards of around 50 watts of light. This form of low-grade technology will make life much easier in third world countries.
Knowing your facts about energy saving light bulbs will save you money, preparing you for upcoming changes in our country’s lighting standards. Taking precautionary measures with broken CFL light bulbs is very important to you and your family.
Check out some of our other posts for more information and facts about energy saving light bulbs.