are more expensive, they use 60-80% less energy than a traditional bulb and last much longer too.
(2010), the International Energy Agency has estimated that changing traditional incandescent/halogen lamps to CFLs
and LEDs would cut the world's electricity demand by 18%.
lamps enjoyed limited popularity toward the end of last decade, they accounted for just 15% of all lighting sales last year as LED sales grew by 250%.
A MASSIVE amount of mercury -- the toxic element that makes Compact Fluorescent Lamps and bulbs ( CFLs
) work -- may be silently accumulating in the atmosphere thanks to the gross mismanagement of used and broken CFLs
In the same audit report, COA questioned the distribution of 2,160,194 pieces of CFLs
by 180 congressmen, the Department of Social Welfare and Development and the Leyte provincial government.
The Helen Lamp is the first plug and play LED replacement for compact fluorescent lamps (CFL
), commonly used in commercial buildings, that has achieved this distinction.
, which may use 75 percent less energy than incandescents and last 10 times as long, may be left on for about 15 minutes or less.
, a technological innovation, provide savings of 4 - 5 times of an IB for equal lumen output.
Compared to incandescent bulbs, CFLs
have been shown to save up to 80% of electricity consumption.
With the disappearance of the common household bulbs, more consumers will turn to energy-efficient CFLs
. Most manufacturers recommend CFLs
find their way to recycling bins like the one at Lowe's after they burn out rather than winding up in a landfill.
According to a study by light-manufacturer Sylvania, about 50 percent of consumers are expected to switch from incandescent bulbs to CFLs
, while about 25 percent will start using the more expensive LEDs.