Why live in the dark when it comes to your light bulbs! Did you know certain bulbs work best to light up your home?
In the past, you’ve probably used Incandescent Light Bulbs. These bulbs come with an enticing low price tag and warm, inviting light; however it’s going to be LIGHTS OUT pretty quick! Each bulb usually only lasts 700-1000 hours. You might save a few bucks when purchasing, but you’re definitely making up for that and more on your electric bill – yikes!
If you’re looking for a more energy-efficient option, Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) are the way to go. Fluorescent lighting often gets a bad rep (think that cold, flat glow you get in your cubicle at work… not very flattering!) Thankfully, CFLs are now getting glowing reviews for showing off glowing skin! Great for the energy and beauty conscious buyer, CFLs now give off warmer light than traditional florescent bulbs – and last 3-25 times longer than incandescent. That means fewer trips up the ladder to replace them!
While you might look at the more expensive price tag of CFLs and see dollar signs, what you should see is dollars BACK on your electric bill. These bulbs use about 25-80% less energy than incandescent bulbs and you will see that difference in the money saved on your utilities! Just ask a KB homeowner, CFL lighting comes standard in a KB Home. You could go YEARS without replacing a single bulb!
When it comes to this final new type of bulb, you might be thinking “To INFINITY and BEYOND!” – Because it could feel like they last that long! Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs – yes, like kind of like in your TV! – convert electricity into light and can last up to 25,000 hours. That’s almost THREE YEARS if you left your lights on all the time. So as the energy-smart people we know you are, just imagine how long these lights could last in your home. And like your TV, these bulbs give excellent color rendering and they work with dimmers, so they’re great options for your home. These lights might come with a slightly heftier price tag than CFLs, but they’re in it for the long haul. That means you’re using less energy and (Bonus!) saving money over time.
Have you flicked the switch from incandescent to florescent? Or are you lighting the way with LED?