My son has been taking an environmental science class this year and we have been learning ways to conserve energy. There’s been a lot of talk regarding the incandescent light bulb law that will take effect in this month. Some people love the new energy saving light bulbs and some people are reluctant to part with their traditional light bulbs. We decided to attempt an experiment using three different types of GE light bulbs, Energy Efficient soft white and CFL spiral and bright from the start, to see which ones would help us save more energy. We also researched other factors, including dimability, brightness, price, color preference, shape and size, if it functioned the way we expected, and how well it worked in different situations.
|Everyone chose this as their favorite shape|
|This bulb had more energy savings|
However, when we used them in closed overhead light fixtures, no one could see the shape of the bulb.
|Which would be our pick when we studied all the factors?|
Price was an important factor in our consideration of which bulbs to choose. While the CFL bulbs were substantially more upfront, ranging in price from around $8 to $15 for a four pack compared to $3.98 for a four pack of Energy Efficient soft white, the difference in the length of their lives, seven years versus one year, plus the energy savings made the CFL bulbs more cost efficient in the long run.
|The Halogen light was good for a dimmer light beside my bed|
|The CFL bulbs are good choices for overhead lighting|
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