Are Your Efficient Light Bulbs Saving As Much Energy As They Could Be?

The energy we use everyday is costly, not just in monetary terms, but also in terms of our limited resources and the environment. Finding ways to get more out of less through technology is one of the best approaches to moving forward. Here at Specialty Bulb Co. Inc. we supply the most current energy efficient lighting solutions for all manner of applications and settings. We carry energy efficient light bulbs that meet with rigorous efficiency standards and provide optimal savings and longevity. Some of the most energy efficient light bulbs we carry include a wide selection of LEDs and CFLs, and even improved efficiency incandescent light bulbs, all of which provide substantial energy savings.

Energy Efficient Light Bulbs

Our Market:
Our customers work in all types of industries and seek energy efficient lighting solutions for very varied and specialized applications, as well as standard uses. We work with companies to help them determine efficient lighting options in order to improve an existing setting or start new with the latest in energy efficient light bulb technology. Our long time relationships with leading lighting manufacturers enable us to supply to customers looking for the most competitive wholesale prices on the most trusted brands of LEDs, CFLs, and other types of long-lasting, energy efficient lights.

To Request a Quote or Purchase
Sales Office: 800-331-BULB
Hours of Operation: Monday thru Friday, 8am to 5pm, EST

Why Purchase From Us:
Companies purchase from and continue to source their energy efficient lighting from Specialty Bulb Co. Inc. because they get unparalleled service from extremely knowledgable and experienced customer service associates, they get access to competitive wholesale pricing from the best manufacturers of efficient lighting. Our buyers can easily get products that are most suitable and efficient light bulb option for their application—whether they can provide specs or they need assistance in their identification process. When you purchase from us, you also get this combination of high level service, reliable products, and professional quality assurance every step of the way.

How to Purchase:
You can start your order online by browsing our catalog and completing an RFQ form with all light bulb specs and application details. By using the light bulb identification charts on our website, you can identify your bulb easily through key features. You can also call our 800 number and speak to one of our knowledgeable associates.

Why Are Energy Efficient Products So Important To Today’s Consumer?

Lots of companies are now interested in developing and labeling products as energy efficient. Meeting energy efficient criteria in a given product or system is not just attractive to buyers, but it’s also extremely important for improving the sustainability of equipment, appliances, tools, and other things we use every single day. One way to accomplish this is by incorporating individual components that are more energy efficient. Products should ideally run better and last longer while using less energy and materials.

While many energy efficient products require new technology that’s more initially expensive and can cause buyers to be skeptical, the long-term energy cost savings and improved environmental sustainability amount to a number of benefits for buyers as well as the companies that manufacture such products. Energy efficient lighting has served as just one example of this. As customers make use of more efficient lamps and other products, and subsequently see regular savings on their energy bill, they feel rewarded for their choice. Now, more and more consumers a looking for all types products, and even homes, that are ultra energy efficient and sustainable.

Some Key Energy Saving Facts About Efficient Light Bulbs
Some of the most efficient energy saving lighting include two types: CFLs (compact fluorescent lights) and LED (light emitting diode) light bulbs. What are the key differences between these efficient light bulbs vs. regular bulbs ? Both LEDs and CFLs use considerably less energy than incandescent and halogen bulbs. LED and CFL efficient light bulbs are typically more expensive than incandescent lighting, with LEDs costing around $35.00 per bulb and CFLs costing about $4.00 per bulb, while incandescent lighting are typically under $2.00 each.

However, the amount of energy they use and the longevity of each bulb is where the savings really manifest. LED  bulbs last for about 50,000 hours of burn time; CFLs last about 10,000 hours; incandescent bulbs last about 1,200. The cost of electricity, at 0.10 per kilowatt-hour, amounts to a cost of $50 with an LED light bulb; $70 with a CFL bulb; $300 with an incandescent light bulb.

In a household with about twenty-five bulbs in regular use of efficient light bulbs, like LEDs or CFLs will provide a savings of over $6500 compared to the same number of incandescent light bulbs. Since CFL light bulbs are typically less of an upfront cost compare to LEDs and they still offer good energy savings, many people opt to make the switch from incandescent to CFLs. However, LED bulbs currently offer the most significant in long-term energy and cost savings.

Is Energy Efficient Lighting Worth The Potential Risk?
Just as people are interested in saving money by switching from incandescent light to CFLs, they are also concerned with the danger that’s associated with some types of efficient lighting. One primary reason for this fear comes from the mercury vapor contained within fluorescent and CFL bulbs. While the there is no danger as long as the bulbs are intact, burnt out CFL and fluorescent lights are considered hazardous waste and should be collected for recycling or safe disposal. When CFL and fluorescents are broken, they can release a small amount of mercury vapor.

To reduce any potential hazards, simply ventilate the area and clean up all the light bulb shards and the area with a wet paper towel. Take care to protect yourself against cuts by wearing hand protection. Contain all bulb parts in a sealed plastic bag and bring them to a recycling or hazardous waste collection site. Efficient LED light bulbs are not currently regarded as hazardous waste and can currently be recycled or disposed of with regular waste.

Are There Energy Efficient Incandescent Light Bulbs?
When considering their longevity and the efficient light they produce from the energy they use, incandescent bulbs are not typically regarded as efficient on the level of CFLs and LEDs. Most conventional incandescent light bulbs lose 90% energy as heat. There are certain types of incandescent that use less energy and last longer than a standard, incandescent bulb, such as halogens, but they are not always interchangeable, as they produce different light qualities and can’t always be used in the same settings.

However, some manufactures are now producing standard incandescent light bulbs that better efficiency than bulbs made just a few years ago. In some cases, new incandescent light bulbs can offer efficiency improvements of more than 20% compared to traditional household incandescent light bulbs.