Are you nervous about using energy-efficient light bulbs? Feel daunted by the new lighting standards coming into effect January 2012? To lessen your stress and ease your transition into efficient lighting, try the new and improved incandescent halogen bulbs, a very similar alternative to our current incandescent light bulbs.
What’s Different with New Incandescents?
Though conventional incandescent light bulbs have been criticized by both government and energy advocates for their inefficiency, lighting companies are rapidly adapting with new and improved incandescent halogen bulbs that use 25% to 30% less energy on average, and can last up to three times longer than older versions.
The light given off by incandescent halogens resembles the familiar warm glow of old-fashioned bulbs. They are dimmable and are the most similar in shape and size to standard light bulbs, but also reduce energy use.
While these halogen incandescents may provide a smoother transition for consumers, they are less efficient and have shorter life-expectancies than CFLs and LEDs.