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What bulbs to choose to save on your bill?

What bulbs to choose to save on your bill?


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Taking into account that around 25% of the total energy consumed in a home is related to lighting. It is important to choose the type of lighting properly. And therefore, what light bulbs we will install to save on our electricity bill.

The European Union, in order to implement more efficient and less polluting lighting, banned, in 2018, the manufacture and sale of halogen bulbs except the surplus stocks. That is why, in addition to having a responsible consumption of energy, it is necessary to have efficient products.

That is why, in addition to having a responsible consumption of energy, it is necessary to have efficient products. LED bulbs and energy saving bulbs are the most demanded bulbs on the market. Both are efficient technologies but they have a series of specific characteristics that we will explain below.

LED bulb

LED lighting (Light Emitting Diode) emits light efficiently and with high performance. That is why it lasts much longer and consumes less than incandescent bulbs and traditional light bulbs.

  • An LED bulb consumes 80% less energy than incandescent and traditional bulbs.
  • The useful life of a LED Bulb is estimated to be about 50,000 hours whose life expectancy has been calculated in more than 25 years.
  • The ignition speed is fast, therefore it adapts more to places such as the bathroom, corridors and rooms of brief and frequent use.
  • The price of LED bulbs is more expensive than low consumption bulbs, so the initial investment will be higher. The average price of a LED bulb for a home is € 7.
  • It has a great variety of tones to choose from, from the warmest to the coldest. It is advisable to use warmer tones in rooms such as the living room or the bedroom and colder ones in the kitchen or in the bathrooms.
  • They have a variety of shapes, to such an extent that LED bulbs have the "Edison" design, which is very popular nowadays.
  • They do not contain any toxic element, therefore they are the least polluting for the environment.
Energy saving light bulb

Energy-saving light bulbs are compact fluorescent bulbs that function similar to fluorescent tube bulbs, with the difference that low-energy bulbs are cold shades, use between 50% and 80% less energy and have a higher duration.

  • A low consumption bulb consumes 70% less energy than an incandescent bulb, although more than 25% of energy is lost in the form of heat.
  • The useful life of a low consumption bulb is 10,000 hours.
  • The ignition speed is around one minute, therefore, they are designed for rooms such as the kitchen or living room.
  • The average price of a low consumption bulb is around € 3.5.
  • It also has a great variety of tones to choose from.
  • The shapes of energy saving light bulbs can be spiral, linear, round, candle.
  • They contain hazardous waste for the Environment and for the health of people. Therefore, it is advisable that they be delivered to special points for recycling.
Tips to save on lighting
  • Replace first those bulbs whose use is more frequent, as in the living room and the kitchen.
  • The lamps must have an energy efficiency label according to current legislation.
  • It is necessary to know that the luminosity of a bulb is determined by lumens, not by watts. That is why a bulb with higher voltage will not give more light but greater consumption.
  • LED bulbs are recommended for rooms where the light is longer on.

In conclusion, LED bulbs are more efficient and less polluting. They have a greater durability, although a greater initial economic investment. However, they are the most profitable.


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