New-generation low-energy bulbs (compact fluorescent lamps, fluorescent tubes and LED) have two main advantages compared with conventional light bulbs:
As our infographic shows, the differences between filament light bulbs and new-generation light bulbs are obvious. The new bulbs use far less energy, which offsets the fact that they are more expensive to buy. What’s more, they have a longer useful life, reducing their cost even further in the long term.
These two characteristics are among the information provided on the light bulb label:
Each type of new-generation light bulb also has its own advantages:
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