Lighting represents more than 12% of your electricity bill, so it is advantageous to use economical and environmentally friendly lamps. With the disappearance of incandescent lamps, there remain four categories of bulbs. You can choose between low-energy bulbs, LED lamps, economical halogen bulbs and fluorescent tubes.
One Led Bulb
The LED bulb is also referred to as a light-emitting diode. It brings bright and directional light. It lights up instantly and emits less heat since it has no filament. Its life span is over 50,000 hours, five times more than compact fluorescent lamps. Its energy saving compared to incandescent bulbs is 90%.
This bulb is used for lighting a room to live. Indeed, its use is suitable for a living room, a kitchen or a bathroom. It is ideal for decorative lights and spotlights. This bulb can also be placed outside as a beacon of a path or illumination of a swimming pool.
Low Consumption Bulb
A Low-Energy bulb, also called an energy saving bulb, is a compact fluorescent lamp. It comes from the technology of fluorescent tubes called neon. It consumes 80% less energy than an incandescent bulb and has a useful life of about 10 000 hours. Moreover, it does not emit any heat. It is ideal in rooms to live like the kitchen and the living room.
Low Cost Halogen Bulb
Energy saving halogen bulbs come from conventional halogen bulbs. They consume 20 to 30% less energy than the latter. These bulbs have a lifetime of 2 to 3 years, or 2,000 hours. They are used in indirect light, ie for office, living room and outdoor lighting.
Fluorescent Or “Neon” Tube
The fluorescent tube is a glass tube bulb. It consists of a mixture of argon and low pressure mercury vapor. It provides about 12,000 hours of lighting and diffuses a pale light, unsuitable for living rooms. This tube is used in industries and in the lighting of other areas: lighting the ceiling, around a room or in credence under kitchen furniture.