Incandescent. LED. Compact Fluorescent. Halogen. Bright Lights. Dim Lights. Red Lights. Green Lights. Today’s consumers are so overloaded with new lighting information, trends, regulations, products, and more, they are constantly racking their brains, trying to make sense of it all, when they really just want simple answers to simple questions like…
What it is the best replacement for incandescent light bulbs?
The only light bulb in today’s market that no longer meets basic efficiency requirements is the 100-watt traditional incandescent. A 100-watt bulb is now required to use no more than 72 watts of electricity. At the start of next year, January 2013, bulbs as bright as current 75-watt incandescents will not be able to use more than 53 watts of electricity. And beginning in January 2014, these new energy efficient lighting standards will apply to 60- and 40-watt incandescent bulbs as well.
So what’s the next best thing? We recommend replacing your traditional incandescent bulbs with LEDs (light-emitting diodes), CFLs (compact fluorescent lamps) and/or halogen incandescent bulbs.