Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PressExposure) July 13, 2009 -- This represents $600 million in annual energy costs, not to mention the same amount of greenhouse gases at it takes to power 800,000 cars. Further, due to recent advancements made by electrical engineers, this new breed of light bulbs are burning brighter, using less energy, and lasting much longer than traditional incandescent bulbs. These energy saving light bulbs come in several forms, primarily LED lights, xenon halogens, tube fluorescents, CFLs, and HIDs.
Leading the way are compact fluorescent light bulbs, better known as CFLs. CFL bulbs provide a lot of utility in a range of applications and actually save their users money. This is how:
They help the environment: CFL lamps leave a much smaller eco footprint. Versus an incandescent bulb, a CFL saves over 2.000 times its weight in greenhouse gases. The reduced energy usage combines with increased efficiency makes CFLs a great way to help the environment easily and affordably.
CFLs use your existing light fixtures: There is no need to purchase expensive ballasts, power supplies, or new fixtures. CFLs fit nicely into incandescent sockets, meaning you only have to purchase the bulb.
CFL light bulbs save you money: Based on U.S. energy costs, switching one incandescent bulb to a CFL will save over $30 in electricity costs over the life of the lamp. Since these bulbs retail for around $10, you are actually making money by switching to an energy efficient bulb!
They are easy to use: Energy efficient CFLs are complexly integrated for most applications. This means the tube, ballast, and screw are all one piece. Simply screw it in the socket like an incandescent and enjoy the savings and efficiency of modern lights.
Applications are endless: CFLs are produced for both AC and DC applications. Homeowners in developed countries are most familiar with the AC models. DC CFLs are primarily used for recreation vehicles, summer homes, and off the grid housing. The most interesting application for DC CFLs occurs in developing countries. Families are coupling them with car batteries and small solar panels to light their homes. In many cases they are replacing kerosene lanterns, which are very dangerous and are not an efficient means of light.
They last much longer: Energy efficient CFLs last between 8 and 15 times longer than incandescent. This equals a lifespan of 6,000 to 15,000 hours. This longer life also means less waste entering our landfills.
It is clear that CFLs make economic and environmental sense. They provide a cheaper, longer lasting, energy efficient alternative to traditional incandescent lamps. Everyone should make the switch today.
Superior Lighting, Ft. Lauderdaleâs leader in energy efficient light bulbs can be reached through their website http://www.superiorlighting.com or by calling (800) 432-7995
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