There are several misconceptions about light bulbs low consumption: the price, the speed of ignition, the ability to light and the health risks.
Received Ideas About Light Bulbs Low Consumption, CFL and LED Bulb
Some people do not wish to buy light bulbs low consumption. (CFL and LED bulb) because they have some misconceptions about these bulbs models, for their price, their speed of ignition, their ability to light and the health risks.
Light Bulbs Low Energy Are Long to Turn On
The first CFLs took long time to turn on, but there are now models with instant start. To know the speed of ignition of a light bulb, just look at what is stated on the package label.
As for the LED bulbs, all models light instantly.
Light Bulbs Low Consumption Light Not Enough
Before, it was sometimes to the bulbs low power to have a dull light. But the range of light bulbs low energy has since expanded and you can now find some CFL bulbs and LED bulbs with lighting ‘warm white’ (between 2700 and 3000 Kelvin) or “light of day” (about 6000 K).
Light Bulbs Low Energy Cost Too Much
It is true that the price of the bulbs low consumption is higher than that of incandescent bulbs. But in the long term, lamps low consumption are more profitable because they allow savings of energy and have a longer life expectancy.
In addition, the price keeps falling and light bulbs CFL and LED bulbs are becoming more accessible.
Light Bulbs Low Consumption Are Dangerous For Health
Even if they contain mercury, the CFLs are not considered dangerous to health, even in case of breakage of the bulb. It is advisable to ventilate the room, and to pick up the pieces with a broom and bring them to the recycling center if the incident occurs.
According to a study commissioned by the ADEME , the electromagnetic field emitted by a CFL at a distance of 30 cm is not the exposure limit established by the INCIRP.
It was found that some models of blue and white LED bulbs pose a risk to the eyes. So it is best to choose bulbs with a “color temperature” (expressed in Kelvin) which is not too high.
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