With incandescent bulbs already phased out, your options for lighting are now either fluorescent or LED. Which is the better light bulb? Let’s look into it:
LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, were used to be found only in things like TVs and toys that light up. Nowadays, many are switching to LEDs as their main source of overhead lighting at home and in the workplace.
LED bulbs have gained popularity because they’re known to last a long time. They may cost more than other types of light bulbs, but that’s because they’re incredibly energy-efficient and because they last up to five times longer than other light bulbs.
Unlike fluorescent bulbs that can take a while to fully illuminate, LEDs light up immediately. They are durable, don’t heat up much, can be dimmed, and are available in a variety of hues.
The best thing about fluorescent bulbs is that they use up significantly less energy than incandescent bulbs. Like LEDs, they also last a long time. Their biggest advantage over LED bulbs, however, is that they cost less.
Fluorescent bulbs come in several hues. Unlike LEDs, the light they produce spreads evenly.
Fluorescent bulbs have a number of drawbacks. First, you can’t use them with a dimmer switch. Second, they can be sensitive to colder temperatures. Third, they take a while to fully warm up. If you need to illuminate a space where you need the light to reach full brightness instantly, like an attic or a basement, this isn’t ideal. Lastly, fluorescent bulbs contain mercury, which can harm you and the environment.
Both of these options have their own pros and cons. Choose based on your needs, budget, and environmental concerns.