Merited Retirement: The Good Old Light Bulb Say Goodbye

Until 2012 the incandescent is heard at gradually replaced the bulb soon the past! “This message caused confusion among many consumers. Which bulbs, professionally referred to as lamps, would now in their place appear, they wondered. The answer is: there is a quite wide range of lamps, which can serve as an alternative to the incandescent lamp. To deal with their advantages and disadvantages, therefore makes sense and can also save money. At first even a quick look back on the conventional incandescent lamp, also light bulb”called. Their abolition is considered, since the light bulb ban in force on 1 September 2009, done deal. But why is the probably most widely used lamp ever abolished? One reason for this is that the bulb is the temperature radiators.

This means: only 5% of the energy consumed by her beyond the other % 95 share in heat that can be wasted in light. The aim of the EU It’s now with the abolition of the energy-inefficient incandescent lamp to reduce CO2 to contribute. On the other hand you benefit have the bulb but its good color reproduction and its warm, pleasant light. Maybe a little unsettled by the prohibition on consumers can be helped however. As an energy-saving alternative to the incandescent, trade offered several types of lamps, e.g. energy-saving lamps, LED lamps or halogen lamps. Energy-saving lamps are available for several years.

It is their variety of brightness, shape and colour. A comparison with an ordinary incandescent lamp shows that an energy-saving lamp with the same lighting performance consumes up to 80% less energy and has a six times higher life span. A 12-Watt energy-saving lamp performance roughly equivalent to of a 60-watt light bulb. Also, LEDs, the light-emitting diodes, are a promising and highly efficient alternative to the incandescent lamp. Until in the 1990s into colour available only in yellow, red and green, are White high-power LEDs today an adequate replacement for the 40-watt bulb. LEDs to convince, in addition to their low power consumption, also by their long service life of up to 30 000 hours while the life of a conventional lamp about 1 000 hours. Compared to the light bulb, halogen lamps considered progress. Halogen gas increases their lifetime compared to a light bulb on twice. As a low-voltage and high-voltage version available, the halogen lamp impresses with its brilliant light. However her flowers anytime a similar fate as the bulb although it consumes up to 30% less energy. Halogen lamps are affected by the light bulb ban as follows: meet it not at least the energy efficiency class D, will be 2012 not to buy them. For more information, a wide range of lamps and luminaires, as well as a service-oriented advice, see