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Lighting Your Business: Energy Efficient Light Bulb Options

By Direct Energy Business

Have you considered all your options when it comes to saving money with your lighting?

Over the years, different types of light bulbs have emerged to help save you money with their extended life and decreased use of electricity. Let’s take a look at some benefits and drawbacks of the types of lighting options out there now to help save your business money.

First, we have the energy saving incandescent bulbs, also known as halogen incandescent bulbs. They use less energy than their traditional counterpart, while still delivering a warm light in all directions and can be used with dimmers. On average, they save 25% less energy and can last up to three times longer than the traditional incandescent bulbs.


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Another option to consider is a compact fluorescent (CFL) bulb. The use approximately 75% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs and last up to ten times as long. These can be a great alternative, but they do take some time to fully brighten and they cannot be used with dimmers.

The last option to consider are light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs. They use 75-80% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs, but they last from 8 to 25 times longer (25,000 hours), which can easily convert to years of use potentially.  They brighten instantly, but they can be known to be more expensive than the other options out there. They are more money when purchased, but save you money over the long term. 

Want to learn more about the different types of energy efficient light bulb options out there? We've made it easy for you! Check out our infographic on the different type of light bulbs you can use in your business and how they could potentially help save you money. 


Posted: June 12, 2015

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