From 1 September 2012, the 25 and 40 watt bulbs disappear from the European market. The range of economical and durable substitute products is large, especially in energy-saving lamps. The future, however, lies in LED lamps.
Anyone looking for lighting, should pay in addition to price, especially on energy efficiency, brightness and color. Because the new lamps have been long: they combine durability and low environmental impact.
Almost a classic – the energy-saving lamp
Energy-saving lamps clearly need less power, as already revealed her name. After just one year, the purchase was worth. They are available in rod, spirals or pear shape. But also ecologically certified energy-saving lamps contain up to two milligrams of mercury. Therefore, they must be disposed of properly. Collection boxes for are commercially available. And their life is less long than that of LED lamps.
Light of the Future – the LED lamp
The purchase price of LED lamps is currently still quite high. Nevertheless, the investment may be worth. Some of them promise a life of 20 years at three hours daily use. They also use up to 90 percent less electricity compared to incandescent lamps. They are available now in all lamp shape – like pear or spotlight – and for different lamp base.
LED lamps do not contain mercury. But since they are one of the small electrical appliances, they do not belong in general household waste, but should be proposed at collection points.
For details on the environmentally best products for the two lamp types on the market has put together the Öko-Institut. On the campaign page EcoTopTen there is a market overview of energy-saving and LED lamps. From the clear tables can be taken for each model and the color temperature in Kelvin, the purchase price and the annual electricity costs.
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