Like it or not, energy efficient light bulbs are here to stay.
Compared to energy efficient bulbs, traditional tungsten bulbs are simply too inefficient and expensive to run. Modern eco bulbs such as CFL bulbs (compact fluorescent light) and LED bulbs (light emitting diodes) simply blow them out of the water.
Many people were originally reluctant to accept the energy efficient light bulb as they (CFL's) were too slow to light up or too expensive and too bright (LED's).
They may seem expensive at first glance, but let me show you just how good value they actually are, for example:
Although you may think low energy light bulbs seem expensive on face value, you need to think of the price over the lifetime of the bulb and how much electricity they use during that lifecycle.
It's true some LED and CFL eco bulbs can appear to give off a very harsh white light, but if you check the packets before you buy you can avoid this problem by choosing the type of light according to your requirements
If you feel the light is too white or too blue you can also check the packets for descriptions such as "cool white" etc. so that you know what you're getting.
The articles below look in more detail into the two main types of energy efficient bulbs and why each one may be the best choice for you.
Hopefully I've convinced you that energy efficient light bulbs are actually cheaper than traditional bulbs, and I hope you'll come to embrace them safe in the knowledge that they'll need to be replaced less often and will save you money very quickly.
They should pay for themselves within 12 months.
Still not convinced? Check out a test I carried out on six LED replacements in my own house.
According to EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) calculations, replacing traditional bulbs with low energy bulbs is one of the best and cheapest improvements you can carry out on your journey to creating your perfect eco-home.