Regular Vs. Energy Saver Light Bulbs

Posted May 23, 2012 by Desert Valley Audio Video

What’s the Difference?

Within the past several years the “going green” movement has become a hot topic among millions of people across the United States. Modern technology continues to move forward to enhance the performance of electrical devices, with the main priority being to make products more energy-efficient as a method of reducing a devices carbon emissions which are harmful to the environment. The most well-known products that have recently become more energy-efficient are light bulbs. It is likely that you have seen these energy-efficient light bulbs at several different types of stores, and you may find yourself wondering what the difference is between regular light bulbs and the new energy saver bulbs. Today we will provide a simple answer.

Regular Bulbs Heat Up Faster Causing More Energy to be Used

You may notice that your room heats up when you use a standard incandescent light bulb. This is because highly-concentrated electricity travels through a metal wire which generates extreme heat. The extreme heat causes the wire to generate white light which illuminates a room. Although the physical bulb is inexpensive, regular light bulbs require a lot of electricity to operate, which means that they are a bit expensive to use. The new energy saver light bulbs work a bit differently from regular light bulbs.

Energy Saver Bulbs Require Less Energy to Operate

The energy saver bulbs are fluorescent lamps which are known as CFL’s. They operate by an electrical current which excites gases such as argon and mercury to produce energy. The energy of the mercury and argon causes a reaction with the phosphorous which coats the inside of the light bulbs coiled tube, producing light. Energy saver bulbs require significantly less electricity to operate in comparison to regular light bulbs, which means that they produce less heat, and cost much less to use.

Energy saver bulbs may initially cost a bit more money compared to regular light bulbs, but they pay for themselves in reduced energy costs. Make your home or business a bit more eco-friendly by switching to energy saver bulbs.

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