Traditional light bulbs VS CFL (Compact Fluorescent Lamps)
Traditional light bulbs VS CFL (Compact Fluorescent Lamps):
While CFL bulbs cost more at first, they are actually less expensive in the long run because they last longer than incandescent bulbs. And since they consume about 60% less than incandescent bulbs, they can help cut down a substantial amount from your bills. Once you switch to them, you will see a noticeable change in your expenses.
It is said that CFLs are up to 400% more efficient than incandescent bulbs. This means that you can replace your 100-Watt incandescent bulbs with 22-watt CFLs for the same amount of light, with less energy used.
With the versatility of CFLs, you can use them in any setting that you would with incandescent bulbs. Also, they come in various sizes and shapes that they can be used for table lamps, recessed fixtures, ceiling lighting and track lighting. There are even 3-way CFLs that offer more versatility.
4. Impact on the environment.
Switching to these lights will allow you to do your part in reducing carbon emissions, where just a single bulb is said to reduce half a ton of this gas in the atmosphere.