incandescent bulbs

CFL vs. incandescent: can you tell the difference?

Article: CFL vs. incandescent: can you tell the difference?

I’ve heard just about every excuse out there for not switching from incandescent light bulbs to compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs): they cost more; they look funny; they’re a hazard because they contain mercury. It’s pretty easy to rebut these arguments, but another common complaint — the quality of the light — was an issue for quite some time. Not so anymore… and New Zealand’s Electricity Commission now has data to support that claim.

Illinois Promotes Light Bulb Switch for Earth Day

Article: Illinois Promotes Light Bulb Switch for Earth Day

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, April 15, 2008 (ENS) – To lighten the planet’s load of greenhouse gases in observance of Earth Day, Illinois EPA Director Doug Scott is encouraging state residents to switch from traditional incandescent light bulbs to compact fluorescent bulbs, or CFLs. “Next week marks the 38th celebration of Earth Day, which gives us a…

An Introduction to Light Emitting Diodes

Article: An Introduction to Light Emitting Diodes

When it comes to lighting, compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) are a giant step forward when compared to traditional incandescent bulbs, and TreeHugger recommends them for everyone. Even though CFLs offer superior energy efficiency and life expectancy, another light source is on the consumer products horizon with the potential to revolutionize the way we flip the…

Change a Bulb, Change the World

Article: Change a Bulb, Change the World

Ed. note: Twice a week, we’ll run a ‘Best of TreeHugger’ post, featuring a rundown of the best ideas, stories, products and people that TreeHugger has covered in the past. One of the quickest, easiest changes you can make to help the planet and your home be a little greener is as simple as changing…