LED Lighting Versus Compact Fluorescent Lighting

The world is trying to cut energy cost and they are even trying to solve the problem of electricity shortage. Electricity shortage is not a problem being faced by one or two countries; the entire world is facing this problem. To solve the problem; countries have started taking measures such as load shedding. Load shedding has not really helped at all; instead it has affected the economies o the countries who have adopted this method. Researchers and manufacturers have even tried to solve this issue and they have produced two forms of lights; one is LED lighting and the other one is Compact Fluorescent lighting. The best among the two is LED lighting. Below you will learn about the comparison between the two forms of lightings.

LED means light-emitting diode and CFL means compact fluorescent light. These both were made in an effort to solve electricity issues faced by the world. People and researchers say and have proven that LED lighting is far better than CFL. This is because CFL is made up of filament which is burned and then the light is produced. Burning filament takes up a lot of energy. On the other hand LED does not consist of any form of filament and heating does not consume too much energy.

According to the Department of Energy of US CFL consumes about a quarter of the energy which is consumed by incandescent bulbs in order to provide light. On the other hand Led form of lighting proves to be more efficient as it only utilizes 3 to 9% of the energy consumed by incandescent to provide light.

The US energy department even states that LED lights lasts for a longer period of time than CFLs. They even stated that CFL lasts 6 to twelve times more than incandescent lights and on the other hand LEDs last more than twenty five times longer than incandescent bulbs.

LED is more costly than CFL as the manufacturing cost of LED bulbs is more than CFL; but there are certain manufacturers who are producing poor quality of LED lights and selling them at low rates. These lights do not burn properly and become a disadvantage rather than an advantage. But LEDs and CFLs are both expensive than incandescent bulbs. One should keep in mind that one can save a lot of money by use LED lights so the cost can easily be covered in the long run.