Incandescent, Halogen, Compact Fluorescent and LED LIght Bulbs

September 29, 2010 · Posted in Modern Construction 

Pictured is an LED light from SuperbrightLEDs.com.  Comparing incandescent bulbs with halogen bulbs, LED bulbs and compact fluorescent bulbs can be a run around, but here’s some general stats that might help.

LED light bulbs can run up to 30,000 hours, use around 10 watts and can cost $40 or more.

Halogen light bulbs can run about 1,000 hours, use 28 watts and cost about $4.

Incandescent bulbs run about 1,500 hours, use 57 watts and cost about $1.

Compact fluorescent bulbs run about 8,000 hours, use 13 watts and cost about $5.

Of course, there are variables out there that can change some of those numbers, but I tried to compare apples to apples as best I could.  There are other issues too, such as light color, that can affect decision making.

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