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How To Save Money On Electricity

Electricity will, without doubt, be more and more expensive in the future. It is wise in this situation to save as many kilowatt-hours as you can, if you want to have more money in your thinned household budgets.

The logical solution to this situation is turning to new technologies. However, it generally carries a higher spending, as new types of lighting are generally more expensive than the well-known bulb with glowing fiber.

save money on electricHow much is really worth investing in ” energy saving bulbs ” ? How much money you can save and how this “ energy saving bulbs ” realistically last?

Most lamps are lamps with glowing fiber. The European Union slowly discharges them from service due to high power consumption they have and the existence of affordable alternatives in the form of CFL (Compact Fluorescent Lamp) bulbs, we all known them as ” energy saving bulbs “.

CFL bulbs are accompanied by greater investment in replacement due to considerably higher price than conventional with a glowing fiber.

In addition to CFL bulbs, the more and more accessible in the market are LED ( Light Emitting Diode ) bulbs. LED bulbs are considerably more expensive, even from ” energy saving bulbs ” but they have very long durability and consume less electricity.The initial investment is higher, but the question is whether the money invested in this Led bulb is worthwhile?

The next image shows a comparison of the three types of light bulbs, consumption and life expectancy.

led cfl and incandescent
It is clearly seen that the more lasting are LED bulbs, but also their prices are by up to 10 times greater even from CFL bulbs. Bearing in mind that the average bulb light works for about 8 hours a day, the question is whether it is worth investing in LED lighting, especially if we take into account the price of electricity. Enthusiasts, with the extra money, definitely can do this kind of investment, however, ” saving ” bulbs for the world market currently represent the best alternative, because they spend up to five times less electricity while giving the same amount of light as classical light with glowing fiber.

Consumption during the life span of one bulb can be represented as follows:

” Saving ” bulb for 8000 hours consumes around 176 kWh electric energy.
The classic light bulb for 1,000 hours consumed about 100 kWh electric energy

Since the lifespan of classical bulb is about 8 times shorter than those of ” saving ” bulb, it is necessary to buy 8 classic light bulbs.

cfl vs classic lightSavings are not small having in mind that in the home we have so many places for electric bulbs. Of course every electric bulb is not used with the same intensity, so we could make plans of replacement of old light bulbs with glowing fiber with the newest “ saving ” bulbs.

I personally possess ” saving ” bulbs aged more than 4 years and still working, so that this life of 8,000 hours is of an orientation character (they are all from Philips and I specially recommend the last one I have Philips 417097 Energy Saver 23-Watt 100W Soft White CFL Light Bulb), and for those who want to spend little more I will recommend one really saving LED bulb with Lifetime Energy Savings of about $143.00 (Philips 423798 10.5-Watt (65-Watt) BR30 Indoor Flood LED Light Bulb). You can find them both on Amazon.