Cracking the Code
We’ll be the first ones to admit that buying light bulbs can be tricky, especially when you’re not familiar with lighting terminology. There are literally thousands of different light bulbs out on the market so finding the correct one can be a bit like searching for a needle in a haystack. Why do we even need thousands of different light bulbs, am I right? But to be fair, each one serves a unique purpose even though it makes it a bit tougher for the consumer to find the right one. Because we know just a little bit about lighting, we thought we would provide you with a guide to fluorescent bulbs including the common codes used by manufacturers and what they mean to you.
What to Look For When Buying Energy Efficient Bulbs
Everyone has talked about the new energy efficiency standards and how these relate to the standard 40 and 60 watt incandescent light bulbs. While the changes did not happen overnight, over time these bulbs began to disappear from store shelves. By now you know these bulbs were replaced by compact fluorescent (CFL) and LED bulbs, and that these bulbs are far more efficient. If you have to replace your bulb today, these are your options.