Long Life Light Bulbs

Written by Ingrid Chen
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Imagine finding the perfect long life light bulbs that never burn out. Energy-efficient and safe, this ideal light bulb is highly cost-efficient and available to the general public. Although no such perfect light bulb exists, since the invention of the light bulb engineers have strived to produce a better, more efficient, and longer lasting bulb. The technological advancements afforded to us have resulted in the production of long life light bulbs.

Obviously, one of the qualities we look for when shopping for a good light bulb is how long it will last before burning out. It makes sense to consider long life light bulbs as one alternative to regular incandescent light bulbs. One can buy a longer lasting bulb the same size and wattage of a regular incandescent bulb, sometimes for a similar price, yet the long life light bulb may have twice as many, if not multiple times more hours of usage than the latter.

How Do Long Life Light Bulbs Work?

Regular incandescent light bulbs are based on a tungsten filament encased in a glass vacuum. The hotter the temperature of the filament is, the brighter the light. That filament is run to the maximum temperature it can sustain before reaching its melting point. By making the filament in a long life light bulb a little heavier, filament sustains itself at a lower temperature.

It is important to note that a long life light bulb typically emits about 90% of the lumens, or brightness, than a regular incandescent bulb. However, it may be appropriate for areas that do not require sharp light. Spaces that call for warm lighting, such as living rooms and bedrooms become areas for which long life light bulbs are naturally suited. If you are looking to light up a space with warm light, plus save up to hundreds of dollars a year, long life light bulbs may be the best alternative for you.


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