At one time, the majority of light bulbs in the home were incandescent. These light bulbs produced a warm glow, made a lot of heat and used more energy than necessary to create light. However, they were inexpensive to buy and easy to replace. Homeowners were happy enough about incandescent light bulbs until new products were invented.
Today, light bulbs come in many styles and use less energy. Tuscany homeowners who want to save the most energy possible should be aware of the different types of light bulbs. Having this kind of information makes it possible for homeowners to save money and reduce their carbon footprint.
1. LED Light Bulbs
One of the most energy-efficient light bulbs on the market are LED light bulbs. They're more efficient than incandescent light bulbs by around 80%, and they're also long lasting. Most LEDs, if properly used, will last up to 25 times longer than a standard incandescent bulb.
Unfortunately, these lights can also be sensitive to their environment. When screwed into the wrong type of light fixture, an LED bulb will fail prematurely. Homeowners who want to install LED light bulbs into their home must be sure to read the manufacturer's instructions before purchasing a bulb for their home, to ensure the product is used in the correct way. Some LED bulbs cannot be used in enclosed light fixtures, and if they are, they may fail within a few months or a few years.
2. Smart Bulbs
Smart bulbs are LED light bulbs, but with one major defining feature. Smart bulbs can be controlled by an app. Homeowners with smart light bulbs can turn the light bulbs on and off via their smart phone.
They can also use their phone to control when the smart bulb is dim or bright, when it comes on and turns off. Smart bulbs can be turned on remotely in an empty house to make the house look like someone is at home. In this way, they can be used to increase security and be used more efficiently than standard light bulbs.
3. Halogen Lights
Halogen lights work very similarly to incandescent bulbs, but there's one important difference. Halogens contain a gas, which amplifies the light, so the bulb is able to work more efficiently and last longer than incandescent bulbs. Halogen light bulbs last approximately three times longer than standard incandescent bulbs. They are also 25% more efficient than standard light bulbs.
New Light Bulbs Improve Quality of Life
New light bulbs can be used to save money, which can overall improve your quality of life. If you're a homeowner looking for ways to reduce your utility bills, pick up some new light bulbs from your home improvement center.
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