How You Can Save Money by Using Fluorescent Bulbs

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178-1013-A0180Replacing your home lighting with fluorescent lighting can help you save a lot of money in energy costs. According to a report by the Environmental Protection Agency in the US, the country would save around $600 million in power costs if every household replaced just a single incandescent bulb with a fluorescent bulb.

Fluorescent bulbs are more energy efficient and last longer than incandescent bulbs. They might be more expensive but they use less energy and last longer, so they are this cost effective in the long run. Fluorescent lamps continue to gain popularity as homeowners discover their benefits over the incandescent bulbs. You probably already use the energy saving bulbs in your home.

The money you save in your energy costs will give you more room in your budget for anything from maid services from The Maids of Cape Cod to saving enough for a vacation—definitely worth considering a change.

Fluorescent lamps continue to advance and are now available in a variety of styles and products. You can replace your entire lighting with fluorescent bulbs, as they are now available in night light lamps, room ceiling lamps, table lighting lamps, etc.

Fluorescent Lamp Styles and Their Uses

The lamps come in different styles to suit different users. Some of the popular styles and their common uses include:

  • Circular lamps- Ideal for ceiling lights with a circular design. Circular lamps come in a variety of sizes. The lamps were created to provide level lighting in a circular way. Circular lamps are commonly used in round styled ceilings lights and for ornamental round ceilings lights for various rooms in the house
  • Elongated lamps- Shoots out and return to the base to create a slim rectangular look. Elongated lamps are commonly used in standard bulb sockets and ceiling fittings with covers.
  •  Double elongated lamps- These provide more lighting than the single elongated lamp
  • Standard spiral lamps- Ideal for ordinary bulb Type “A” sockets. Spiral lamps replace the standard lamp bulbs
  • Mini Candelabra bulbs- With mini spiral lamps under the glass
  • Globe Lamps- Come with a spiral beneath but appear as a sphere bulb. Glove lamps are ideal for vanity lighting. They also come in a regular bulb globe design to replace the outdated incandescence bulbs
  • Tube lamps- Come in different lengths ranging from one foot to twelve feet. Tube lamps are ideal for use in workshops or garages.

Types of Fluorescent Bulbs

The major difference in fluorescence bulbs is the socket types. Most bulbs replace standard ceiling and table light’s Type “A” socket. Others replace Type 7 sockets. There is also Type PAR XXX for spot and flood lighting. There are many socket types and styles, consider your needs, what you can do to save energy costs. For starters, you can start with the regular bulb socket lamps and candelabra lamps. 

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