Posts Tagged ‘CFL’

Better Than CFL, Better Than LED…ESL

Friday, September 18th, 2009

esl bulbOver the past few years, the light bulb market has become more and more competitive as consumers want to spend less and less on electricity as the price per kilowatt hour rises.  I wish it were a more altruistic reason, but I digress.

CFL’s are the cheap alternative, and I don’t mean Canadian Football League.  They are relatively inexpensive, and have a good bulb lifespan at between 6,000 to 15,000 hours.  However, it produces a poor light quality, takes time to warm up, and is not fully dimmable, but the real detractor is that it contains mercury.

LED’s are thought to be the future of bulbs.  They have a longer bulb life at between 25,000 -100,000 hours, read more »