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 Why do CFLs cost more than incandescent light bulbs?

Answer The incandescent light bulb has been a part of our lives for more than a hundred years, but recent advancements have created more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly alternatives. The com... Read More »
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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 »
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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 »
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Are halogen bulbs more efficient than incandescent?

On One Hand: Halogen Bulbs Are Actually IncandescentHalogen bulbs are incandescent bulbs, but they differ from regular incandescent bulbs because they contain a gas with traces of halogen that prot... 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 »
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