Incandescent Light Bulbs 
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Incandescent Light Bulbs

 
 
 


When the Australian Government  passed a new incandescent light globe phase out two years ago, obituaries were written for the incandescent light bulb. The phase out set tough efficiency standards, due to take effect in 2012, that no traditional incandescent bulb on the market could meet, and a century-old technology that helped create the modern world seemed to be doomed. But as it turns out, the obituaries were premature.
 
Researchers across the world have been racing to breathe new life into Thomas Edison’s light bulb, a pursuit that accelerated with the new legislation. Amid that footrace, some companies are already marketing limited quantities of incandescent bulbs that meet the 2012 standard, and researchers are promising a wave of innovative products in the next few years.

For lighting researchers involved in trying to save the incandescent bulb, the goal is to come up with one that matches the energy savings of fluorescent bulbs while keeping the qualities that many consumers seem to like in incandescents, like the color of the light and the ease of using them with dimmers.

The first bulbs to emerge from this push, Philips and Sylvania  Halogen Energy Savers, are expensive compared with older incandescent. They priced at  $4.90 apiece and more, compared with as little as 25 cents for standard incandescent bulbs.

 

                                   

 

But they are also 30 percent more efficient than older bulbs. Light globe Philips and Sylvania says that a 70-watt Halogen Energy Saver gives off the same amount of light as a traditional 100-watt bulb and lasts about three times as long, eventually paying for itself and is designed to replace the common incandescent light bulb.

United Electrical Services can price replacement incandescent light bulbs for your Home or Business by contacting us for an appointment time.