Eco-Friendly Lighting

Eco-friendly lighting is often a simple yet effective way of reducing the energy you use in your house or business. A reduction in energy use is good for both the environment and your bank balance.

In the past, most people relied on incandescent light bulbs to provide the lighting in their rooms. Although they were effective at lighting a room, they required a large amount of energy to work.

Now, there are various eco-friendly lighting options available to use in the home and the workplace.

There are three main types of eco-friendly lighting options.

  • Halogen
  • LED
  • CFL

 

The first eco-friendly lighting option is the halogen lightbulb.

Halogen lightbulbs are similar to incandescent light bulbs in that they consist of a filament within a glass shell filled with gas.

Although halogen bulbs are more energy-efficient than incandescent, newer options such as LED and CFL have far greater energy-saving qualities.

The second eco-friendly lighting option is LED

LED, which stands for Light Emitting Diodes, uses around 10% of the energy that incandescent bulbs use. They also last a lot longer, with a lifespan that far exceeds incandescent lights.

One advantage of these bulbs in some people’s eyes is that they maintain a similar look to older incandescent bulbs allowing them to be used in similar style designs.

And the third eco-friendly lighting option is CFL

CFL, or Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs, are most often recognised as the spiral lightbulbs that are dim when first turned on but soon reach full brightness.

Instead of using a filament or diodes, CFL contains gas and phosphor that produces light when activated.

Although CFL are far more energy-efficient than incandescent bulbs, they are not quite as eco-friendly as LED. But can still be a great option when choosing an eco-friendly lighting option.