Lamp Exchange: Is It Worth It?

Did you know that lighting should only account for about 2 percent of household energy consumption?I have not.It was only since I was together with my colleagues in the preparations for the Messe HAUS that I am smarter.There, ENSO will present its stand at the Dresden exhibition center in the exhibition “ENERGIE” from March 1st to 4th.A small tip:We give tickets for the exhibition HAUS.Read the article to learn more.

Is it even better to replace old incandescent lamps with a lower energy consumption if the lighting has a low impact on household energy consumption?I have reckoned.And I was surprised at what happened.

Energiesparlampen & Co. are serious alternatives

Although incandescent bulbs with an output of 60 watts upwards are no longer on the market, I belong to the people who feed on their old stock.Partly for convenience, partly for aesthetic reasons.An energy saving lamp is just not as bright as a conventional incandescent lamp and the warm tone can not keep up.These are opinions that I often hear in my circle of acquaintances.But is that true?

The fact is that lighting technologies have developed rapidly in recent years.In addition to the energy saving lamp, one can buy halogen spotlights and increasingly LED luminaires, which produce just as much light as conventional incandescent lamps.I was not aware of that.See for yourself:

New lamps are expected

What can be specifically saved?I have counted at my house all the incandescent bulbs that perform their daily duties.In total, there are 35 lamps of 25 to 100 watts.If I assume that each incandescent lamp burns around 4 hours a day and would replace a 60 watt lamp with an energy-saving 12 watt specimen, a yearly cost of about 17 euros decreased.Not bad.If I exchange all my 35 lamps, the annual savings is even over 500 euros.Hard to believe.It’s time for a lamp exchange!

Or not?I must not lose sight of one aspect: the cost of acquisition.And they are still quite high at the moment, so that the savings effect in my case does not start in the first, but only in the second year.Since energy saving lamps last about ten times longer than conventional lamps, the investment is worthwhile.To make it more intuitive: the manufacturers supply about 1,000 hours of life for normal incandescent lamps compared to 10,000 for the energy-saving alternative.

Even greater would be the savings when I opt for LED luminaires, because they can remain in use for up to 45,000 hours.Here, however, something has to do with the prices before I decide to buy.They are now clearly above those of energy saving lamps.The at least my research resulted: While a 12 watt energy saving lamp under 10 euros is to be had, a LED lamp with the same power costs 30 euros and more.The prices vary according to supplier and lamp type.The span is very large.

How do you see that?Have you already switched to energy saving lamps?Or still undecided?

A visit to the ENSO booth brings light into the dark

At the ENSO booth H6 in Hall 4 at the HAUS trade fair, you will be able to view the luminosity and warmth of different lamps from March 1 to March 4, compare them, and inform you about the advantages and disadvantages.My colleagues are happy to help you with advice and action.Perhaps you can make the decision easier.

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