Do other bulbs work the same as an incandescent light bulb?

Answer The incandescent light bulb, which until recent years was the most commonly used light bulb in homes, is only one of several kinds of bulbs. Each of the different types of bulbs works on slightly d... 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 »

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 »

Fluorescent Light Bulbs Compared to Incandescent Light Bulbs?

The feud between incandescent and fluorescent light actually started at their inception--around the same time that Thomas Edison started his company, General Electric. Nikola Tesla (a former employ... 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 »