CFL vs LED Lights – Which one should you choose?

The most widely used form of lighting is the LED. There are many benefits to the LED, including its price, durability, and design.

Let’s do a simple comparison


CFL lights have a limited lifespan. CFL lights could go out the next day due to power surges, reduced current flow or other factors. CFLs are generally not reliable when it comes to their longevity.

However, LEDs last a long time and research show that they can withstand 50,000 hours of usage. This is approximately 5 years of usage. This is one light bulb that can last 5 years. This is amazing.

Material used

CFLs are made from glass that is susceptible to breaking. It can be broken while being carried, and it can also break while being replaced. The LEDs are made of a mixture of plastic and glass, which makes them harder to break. It can withstand several hits without breaking. A LED material is of a higher quality.

Produces lesser heat

Singapore can get very hot in summer so you will need to turn on the air conditioner to cool down the room. What happens if other electrical appliances are working against your air conditioner? Other appliances that generate heat can negate the aircon’s work, increasing your electricity costs.

The normal CFL bulb acts as a heat generator. You can stand next to it to feel the heat and then you’ll start to sweat. An LED produces negligible heat, and your room will remain at the actual temperature.

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Electricity costs are reduced

A LED’s greatest advantage is its cost. The LED lasts for longer and can be used over many years. You can reduce your electricity bill and also save money on purchasing lights. Although it may not seem like much, if you’re a company, you can add up the cost of lighting your office. This will help you to save money on product purchases and electricity.

LED Light Installation Singapore

You might be asking, “Why do I need to hire someone to install lights in my house?” It’s something that most people can do. There are many requirements. An example: If you purchase an LED light online, it may be the wrong voltage. The voltage needed for Singaporean homes is between 220 and 240 volts.

A connector can be used to connect the light source to your home if the voltage is not the same. You may not be able to install the light yourself in certain circumstances. Those are just a few.

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CFL and LED light manufacturing technology are different. A CFL bulb produces ultraviolet (ultraviolet), light by passing an electric current through a gaseous tube. To convert UV light into visible light, special phosphor coatings are applied to the CFL bulbs. CFL bulbs take around 3 to 30 seconds to complete this reaction. An LED light is made up of electrons passing through semiconductor materials to create visible light by electroluminescence. They provide instant lighting.

Energy Efficiency

CFLs are less efficient than LED lights because they use the most energy to produce light and little heat. CFL lights, on the other hand, use almost 80 % of their energy for heat release. CFL lights use almost 80 % of their energy to produce heat. LED lights, on the other hand, consume far less power than CFL lights.

Not to be confused with LED lights that get too hot, they can be used in areas such as the refrigerators, closets, and other close-by electrical appliances.

Lighting Property

While CFL lights emit light in all directions, LED lights can only provide directional lighting. CFL lights are brighter than LED lights. LED lights are best suited for task lighting in areas such as the kitchen, bathroom, and home office.

Low Temperature

The colour of light is determined by the temperature of the space. This can be done using the Kelvin scale. There are many colours available for both CFL and LED lights. Warm light bulbs are available in a range of 2,700 K to 3,000 K. They are great for ambient lighting. While cool white bulbs are available in a range of 3,500 K to 4,100 K. These are good for lighting workspaces, study areas, and kitchens. Research has shown that exposure to cool white lights or the blue wavelengths of LED lights after darkness can disrupt the body’s circadian rhythm and cause sleep disorders. It is advised that warm yellow lights are used at night.

The Life-Span

LED lights last for approximately 25,000 to 50,000 hours, while CFL lamps can last around 8000 hours.

Cost Analysis

While LED lights can be more expensive than CFL lighting, they are also longer lasting. While LED lights are more expensive initially, they can be a good investment over the long term. LED lights reduce electricity costs and provide savings. They also need to be used less often.

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