Energy saving light bulbs or Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs), to be more accurate about their name,has been very successful in recent times,owing to their usability,energy efficiency,long life span and lesser harmful impact on environment and surroundings.Energy saving light bulbs or Compact Fluorescent Lamps generally gives same amount of light than a traditional incandescent light bulb,but consumes lesser energy and lasts eight to ten times longer than the traditional incandescent light bulb.Generally,energy saving light bulbs or Compact Fluorescent Lamps has a higher purchase price then the traditional incandescent light bulb however it can save over £30 in terms of electricity cost over the bulb’s lifetime.
Energy saving light bulbs or CFLs typically have a lifespan of between 6,000 and 15,000 hours, as compared to incandescent light bulb which is manufactured to have a life span of 750 hours to 1,000 hours. Energy saving light bulbs as the name suggests, consumes a significantly lower amount of electricity as compared to the traditional incandescent lights.
In UK and worldwide,Energy saving light bulbs have replaced inefficient and traditional incandescent light bulb. Traditional and inefficient light bulbs are being phased out worldwide; they are fast disappearing from the shops and the markets and are being replaced by energy saving light bulbs. Energy saving light bulbs are compact, bright, attractive and comes in a variety of shapes and size, depending upon your use, so the only thing that you will experience is better light and a significant drop in your monthly electricity bill. According to an estimate, currently a vast majority of the 600 million light bulbs that are being used in UK homes are inefficient incandescent light bulb. By replacing these inefficient tungsten filament bulbs with the energy saving light bulbs will not only help us save enormous amount of energy as a nation but also help us contribute towards the environment and fight the causes of global warming.
Today,all the stakeholders in this process,i.e. the government,retailers,manufacturers and energy companies are working together to replace the inefficient tungsten filament bulbs with the Energy saving light bulbs for maintaining and sustaining a better environment and planet.Tungsten filament bulbs greater than 100 Watt have already started to be phased out,thanks to the recent initiatives adopted by the European Union which lays emphasis on phasing out the tungsten filament bulbs over a period of next five years.The UK is already one year ahead, thanks to the efforts made by the different stakeholders in the process.In times to come, these energy saving light bulbs will become even cheaper, universal and sophisticated as more and more bulbs will be produced, that would also ensure the price of these bulbs comes down substantially because manufacturers will be able to produce it in larger quantities and make it more efficient.