light bulbs offer a cheap and efficient lighting solution for commercial and
residential structures. Fluorescent bulbs and other energy efficient light bulbs
could potentially save you a fortune in energy and replacement costs.
The luminous output to input wattage ratio for fluorescent bulbs is much higher
than that of incandescent bulbs.
50 - 100 lumens
per watt of input power
15 lumens per watt
of input power
This equates to fluorescent
light bulbs being anywhere from 4 to 6 times more efficient than standard incandescent
Another factor of fluorescent bulbs is that they give off very little waste
thermal pollution, if any at all. With standard incandescent light bulbs the
filament must heat up to give off light. This produces waste heat, which can
then cause increased power consumption by your air conditioning unit. No matter
how you slice it, Fluorescent light bulbs will end up saving you a considerable
amount of money.