5 Types Of Light Bulbs In Spring TX
The following are the five common types of Lights Bulbs and their advantages.
1. Incandescent Bulbs
These are the typical bulbs. When the current passes through a tungsten filament in an incandescent bulb, the tungsten filament glows, which illuminates the bulb. Nitrogen gas or a vacuum surrounds the tungsten filament. Incandescent bulbs are available in different sizes such as mushrooms, candies, globe, GLS. However, the filament heats and burns out due to the sudden flow of the current. Incandescent bulbs cause energy waste since they only work for 700-1000 hours.
Since the invention of bulbs, the most common types of bulbs in buildings are the incandescent bulbs. The newer form of technology, such as HID bulbs, Fluorescent, and LEDs, has replaced the incandescent bulbs.
2. Fluorescent Lamps
Unlike incandescent bulbs, fluorescent lamps are more complex. The electric current passing between the cathodes excites mercury and other gases in the tube, radiating energy. The radiant energy is converted into visible light by the phosphorous coating at the outside. The fluorescent lamps can last longer and produce the same amount of light using less energy. However, the mercury filling makes them difficult to dispose of them.
3. Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL)
The design of CFL is to replace incandescent bulbs in commercial buildings and homes. CFL works on the principle of fluorescent lamps, so it uses less power to produce the same amount of light. It resembles the incandescent bulb, is filled with mercury, and has multiple tubular loops.
CFLs have higher luminous efficiency, are more energy-efficient, and have a longer lifespan up to 10000 hours when compared to incandescent bulbs. However, it is difficult to dispose of due to the mercury in the loops.
4. Halogen Lamps
A compact transparent envelope wraps the tungsten filament, which is why they are an improved version of incandescent bulbs. The name of the bulb comes from using inert gas to fill a small amount of Halogen. Using inert gas results in higher luminous efficiency since the inert gas increases the lifespan and brightness of the bulb. When compared to the incandescent bulbs, Halogen lamps are smaller in size.
5. Light Emitting Diode (LED)
LED bulbs are more common since there are a variety of light colors and they are energy efficient. Electricity is applied to the negatively charged diode because LED is a semiconductor device. This results in the release of the photon and the flow of electron. The photons emit light from the diode by combining.
There are multiple diodes in a LED bulb that produce the required amount of light. The LEDs use less energy to produce brighter light and they are highly energy-efficient as a semiconductor. A LED does not have to use color filters to emit colored light.
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