How many light bulbs are sold each year?

Answer In 2005, approximately 2 billion light bulbs were sold in the U.S., costing consumers approximately $1 billion. There are currently four types of light bulbs for sale in the U.S.: incandescent, flu... Read More »

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How many light bulbs are used each year?

The United States has approximately 5 billion light bulbs in use at any time. In North America (U.S., Canada and Mexico), 2.2 billion light bulbs are replaced each year.References:Physorg: Silicon ... 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 »

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 »

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 »