I can remember the days when I switched to a CFL bulb from an incandescent bulb 13 years back. CFL bulb was not so popular that time and its demand were low. That time Fluorescent tube light was popular and crunching the demand for Incandescent bulb due to its power consumption and lighting brightness. So, after 13 years LED bulb is entering into our homes and offices, replacing so popular CFL bulbs and tubes, because it consumes 40% to 50% less energy than the CFL and lasts much longer than the CFL.
Table of Contents
Energy Saving LED Bulbs
By 2014, incandescents will no longer be manufactured in the U.S.
So, it’s time to upgrade our lighting system because the cost of electricity is rising. But, there is one disadvantage that may pull you back from buying a LED bulb, the price tag. Today a 9W LED bulb equivalent to a 20W CFL bulb costs you Rs. 195/- (MRP), while a LED costs Rs. 99/- (MRP).
But, if you compare the LED bulbs efficiency in terms of energy-saving, then a 9W LED bulbs efficiency is much more equivalent to a 20W CFL bulb and around 40-50% energy saver and lasts much longer than a CFL (an Eveready White LED Bulb 9 Watt claiming approx 15 Years (3.5hr Per Day ) of life).
If you buy online then a 9W LED will cost you Rs. 99/-, so you are paying less but more power. Here is the chart.
CFL vs LED
Lumens ( a measure of the brightness)
|BAJAJ 20 W Standard B22 CFL Bulb||1120 Lumen|
BAJAJ 20 W Standard B22 CFL Bulb(White, Pack of 2)
Features :- CFL B22 Bulb Base Pack of 2 Power Consumption: 20 W Cool Daylight (6500-7500K) Light Color: White 1120 LumenBuy @Flipkart:Rs. 319
|Eveready LED 9W||1400 Lumen (Energy Saving – 50% Over CFL, CRI – 80, CCT – 6500K)|
EVEREADY 9 W Standard B22 LED Bulb(White)
Features :- LED B22 Bulb Base Power Consumption: 9 W Cool Daylight (6500-7500K) Light Color: White 1800 LumenBuy @Flipkart:Rs. 109
The above costs have been compared on today’s (04/05/2021) price at Flipkart.
Some resources for LED and CFL Guidance:
- Comparing LED & CFL Fittings.
- Find the Equivalent Wattage of CFL, LED, and Halogen Bulbs with This Cheat Sheet.
- LED vs. CFL: Which Bulb is Best?
- Learn About LED Bulbs