More and more people are becoming concerned about the state of the environment and new methods for energy saving are always being developed. One way of doing this has been through using less energy by investing in CFL lights. The problem comes in where these methods end up saving you energy but costing you money. Here is a look at how CFL can compare in terms of value for money when compared to LED and halogen bulbs.
CLF lighting is great for saving energy and are known for lasting much longer than traditional light bulbs. The downside is that they are quite expensive to buy. You will only truly see the financial benefits after a while. If you use a lot of lights around the office or house then you will have racked up quite a bill. By switching to CFL you can use energy more efficiently and have these bulbs last much longer. This makes for a great investment if you use many light bulbs and are tired of the enormous electricity bills.
Halogen lights are much like the ones originally invented. The basic structure is a filament and glass bulb. The electric current passes through the filament, causing a glow which then creates light. While incandescent used tungsten, the halogen uses quartz. The materials used in this case and the quality and durability means that you will pay a much lower price than for the CFL bulbs. This would suit you if you didn't use lights often.
While traditional lights last several months at most, LED will last up to 6 years, which is easily ten times more. While the LED will be rather expensive at first, you will start to save money since you won't have to replace bulbs as often as before.
You will also get great benefits that you may not get with the traditional. They are driven which means you won't get an annoying flicker. They are very versatile so you can use them indoors or outdoors, as well as at the office.
When it comes to getting value for money the LED and CFL types come out tops. You will soon see your electric bill decrease. The halogen varieties should only really be considered if you don't need much lighting in the area.