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LED or CFL Pick The Right Option For You

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LED or CFL - Pick The Right Option For You

With the increasing cost of electricity everybody is looking forward for using the energy efficient light bulbs and appliances. CFL and LED light bulbs are considered to be the energy saving bulbs but very few of the people know the difference between the two. It is to be noted that you can use both the bulbs in the traditional lamps.

LED Vs CFL

LED or the light emitting diodes are semiconductors and emit a small amount of heat while in use. Thus, they are a perfect option for a cooler experience in the warm rooms of summer. The best part of these lights is that they offer a very long usage. Although   the initial investment of these lights is high but their average lifespan is 50,000 hours that is of 17 years if lighted up for eight hours a day and 6 years if used all round the clock. The best part of these lights is that they do not contain any sort of hazardous material.

The CFL bulbs or the compact fluorescent lamps contain tubes which are filled with the mercury vapor. This mercury vapor is energized for producing the lights. Since, these bulbs contain mercury there is a health risk attached to them in case the bulb is broken. Thus, it is advisable to dispose the broken CFL bulb with care. In addition to this, the average lifespan of the CFL bulb is around 8000 hours that is eight years if lighted up 8 hours in a day. In addition to this, the CFL can reduce the emission of green house gasses up to a great extent.

 

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