Are LED bulbs interchangeable with light bulbs?

Answer There are commercially available LED, or light emitting diode, bulbs available that plug into a standard light bulb socket. Although they transmit a different type of light that may take getting us... Read More »

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What are the disadvantages of compact fluorescent light bulbs over incandescent light bulbs?

Perhaps the greatest disadvantage is the issue of disposing of the fluorescent bulbs after they burn out. The fluorescent bulbs contain a small amount of mercury vapor so dumping them in a landfill... Read More »

What is the difference between fluorescent light bulbs&regular light bulbs?

Regular light bulbs, also known as incandescent bulbs, have been used for decades in homes and other buildings. Fluorescent light bulbs use newer technology to provide the same light but use less e... Read More »

Do fluorescent light bulbs use less energy than incandescent bulbs?

Yes. Compact fluorescent light bulbs typically use 75 or 80 percent less energy than incandescent light bulbs. They are the most energy efficient alternative to traditional incandescent bulbs and c... Read More »

How much do incandescent light bulbs cost vs. fluorescent bulbs?

A compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) costs about $3.50, while an incandescent bulb costs about 50 cents. According to Energy Star, even though CFL seems more expensive, it uses 75 percent less en... Read More »