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Types of light bulbs and electricity savings

types of light bulbs to save electricity

We have gone from having only incandescent bulbs to opting for different types of energy saving bulbs, but each one has its peculiarities, pros and cons. We explain each type of bulb so that you can enjoy good lighting with the lowest energy expenditure.

We want to talk to you next about the types of light bulb that exist. We do it with the intention of helping you save on your electricity bill and, at the same time, to help you get the most out of the lighting in your home or any space. That is why we recommend you read to the end and consult other related articles on our blog.

Are all bulbs the same?

Incandescent bulbs

We can say that they are the “classic” type of light bulb. They are withdrawing from the market in search of more efficient and profitable alternatives. In addition to other disadvantages, incandescent bulbs waste a lot of light energy in the form of heat. This also causes them to overheat. However, one of the relative advantages they have is their price. They are cheap although you have to watch the manufacturer very well to avoid possible damages.

LED lighting

Among the types of light bulb that exist, we could say that LED lighting has been a revolution. Indeed, they have a useful life of 50,000 hours and consume up to 80% less than incandescent analogues. That is why they are replacing those in most homes and spaces. They have hardly any energy loss in caloric form and practically 100% use it to generate light.

Eco halogens

These halogen bulbs have a lifespan of about 2000 hours. They have less consumption than incandescent ones despite the fact that the light they project is more natural than those and they have less overheating. Among the types of light bulbs that exist in the market, they are one of the best alternatives.

What types of light bulb consume the least?

Among the existing types of light bulb, there is a type that consumes less although it is not indicated for any space. Indeed, the ideal is to combine different types of bulbs for different spaces. With this we will be able to make the most of our lighting and make it functional. Therefore, a good alternative is to combine options such as LED lighting with other low-consumption ones called fluocompacts. We talk about them below:


Among the existing types of light bulbs, the fluocompacts have a useful life of between 5,000 and 10,000 hours. They consume up to 80% less than incandescent bulbs. As we have said, the ideal is to have different types of light bulb for different spaces. For example, these are especially suitable for low traffic areas such as the bathroom or hallways. They are a type of bulb that takes time to reach their maximum intensity and we usually find them in many floor lamps for your accessory arm. In conclusion, if what we want is to save in the long term, the ideal is to design a lighting plan where the types of bulbs are LED and fluocompact lighting. Although the price of both is higher than that of incandescent bulbs, in the long term we will achieve substantial savings that can reach up to 80%. It is an investment that is certainly worth it and that we will pay off in a short time.

As you have seen, the key to achieving efficient and economical lighting at home is to combine different types of light bulbs, according to the lighting needs of each room in the house. Another way that you have at your disposal to optimize electricity consumption at home is the Factor SmartHome APP, which will allow you to know the electricity rate per kWh and thus adjust your electricity consumption.

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