Fluorescent vs. Incandescent
Brazil and Venezuela began to faze-out incandescent light bulbs in 2005, followed by Switzerland and Australia in 2009. Argentina, Russia and Canada soon followed suite in 2012. I’m a little surprised that the US will be lagging with a faze-out by 2014.
FYI: Not all incandescent bulbs will be illegal in the US by 2014, apparently the 100 watt incandescent light bulbs have already been fazed-out of the US market as of the end of last year (2012) and the 60 and 75 watt incandescent light bulbs will be fazed-out by 2014.
- Can be disposed of in your household trash
- High energy use
- Produces large amount of heat
- Low energy use
- Long life
- Contains hazardous materials
- Requires warm up time
- Can’t be disposed of in household trash
The LED light bulbs are more expensive, but have a much longer life span. The one main complaint of the fluorescent light bulbs is that they take a while to produce a substantial amount of light. That is why the LED light is a better option, however there is a price tag that goes along with that.
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