Energy Saving Light Bulbs, the Straight Talk
It’s time to make things clear and simple about Energy Saving Light Bulbs!
- There is a whole lot more than meets the eye when it comes to energy saving light bulbs. A lot of the complexity fogs our brains because the systems make it way more complicated than it should be; we aim to put an end to that.
- Pollution is radically decreased, and more money ends up in your pocket when energy saving light bulbs are used with used with sound reasoning. In many cases it is as simple as changing a light bulb; that is, when it is with truly energy saving light bulbs!
- What you have been told was probably a tad true years back, but it’s so close to antiquated it is now downright misleading. You will be surprised at just how big of a leap technology has taken us. What was good then is now way outdated, and perhaps more energy wasting and dangerous than you realize.
- Today you can go into a regular store and purchase two 150 watt light bulbs and if you ran them day and night for one year, you would not only need to replace them 3-8 times, but it would likely cost you somewhere between $300-600.00 for the power, depending on your rates. On the other hand at the same cost per kilowatt, one light is capable of producing more light, last 10 times longer and cost less than $45. per year to run. No it’s not the highly touted CFLs, they start at less than half as energy savings compared to other alternatives!
- Inside and outside of your house you have way more than 2 bulbs, we hope. We also hope you do not run all your lights all day at home, but your places of business might need to. Whether lots of lights for a few hours, most of the day, or all day: whatever your usage is, it really adds up for everyone both as individuals, businesses, and nations.
- Notice in the chart below how poorly the average CFL does. It is the light blue column. Despite the fact that they may be Energy Star approved, there are options 2 to 4 times better! Energy Star, in our opinion has not kept up with the times. Neither has many advisers and articles. We want to cut through the baloney and arm you with real information.*
- Energy Saving Light Bulbs Chart
- The rate adds up, and it could easily be compared to your car. The old kind got 10-17 miles per gallon, now some get 45-55 miles per gallon, pretty good right? Not if for nearly the same price you can get 85-200 mpg.while it lasts 10 times longer, and has more power.
- Exactly the same scale as above applies to the comparison of truly energy saving light bulbs. The power needed to make light is measured by a Lumen per watt comparison, less efficient bulbs burn up fuel just as fast as that old clunker. In fact people can easily use up more fuel with all their lighting, than with their car! The old fashioned bulbs of the last centuries use energy to produce light at the 10-17 Lm/W mark, the newer CFL’s (compact fluorescent lights) and the thick fluorescent tubes (T12) are at the 45-55 Lm/W mark with a few doing slightly better. Where the jump (85-260 Lm/W) comes is with the newer fluorescent and higher output and quality LED’s. Plasma lighting is just now into the production phase, stay tuned for announcements about Plasma, on top of this it’s pure, full range light at high efficiency will cut the cost of parking lot lights in half and may be perfect for photography and other color sensitive applications. (If you want a bunch for your company contact us.)
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*Energy Star sets their standards way too low, that’s where the confusion starts. Here is their standard, “To earn the ENERGY STAR, CFLs must provide at least three times more lumens per watt than incandescent bulbs.’ http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=cfls.pr_crit_cfls