How long do incandescent light bulbs last?

Answer Incandescent bulbs usually last from 1,000 to 2,000 hours. If you switch the bulbs on and off rapidly, that can shorten their life. The bulbs might burn out more quickly if the fixture in which you... Read More »

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Do CFL or incandescent light bulbs last longer?

CFLs last approximately 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs. They also consume about 75 percent less energy, according to the United States Energy Star Initiative. Using CFLs in place of incand... Read More »

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 »