“There has been a sea change in the past few years, with the slow phasing out of standard incandescent light bulbs in favor of more efficient models such as LED and CFL. The latter two types can help to cut down on energy costs, and also have a longer lifespan than previous bulbs. Read this infographic for more information on the difference between each bulb type, and also tips on how to recycle your outdated bulbs!”
2 thoughts on “Eureka! Everything you need to know about Light bulbs [Infographic]”
We switched to CFL bulbs 5-6 years ago. And you know what, I have a box of burned out CFL bulbs that lasted a year or two. They have a 5 year warrantee but I need to find the receipt and mail them back to the manufacturer. How many people have a sales receipt after just a few months?
My house is 14 years old, so it’s not faulty wiring causing my CFLs to blow out.
I don’t mind doing my part, but the longevity of these bulbs seems to be way over sold.
You are right, not many keep the receipts after purchasing lightbulbs. What we do is just taking them to the recycling house or supermarkets where usually they have a box specially to collect them and send them to be recycled. We have slowly switched to LED but not all at once, it doesn’t make sense to exchange them all if the other CFL are still useful after 4 years.
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