From the classic incandescent bulbs to LED, the market offers many possibilities. But not all are equally efficient, sustainable, not recommended for health. We review the types of bulb to know which option is best for your home.
Filament bulbs tungsten have an expiration date. They have been the first to light our homes and have been ever-present in almost all interior spaces. They are inexpensive, but emit warm light as infrared, are very inefficient. They spend up to four times more electricity than fluorescent next generation. So ... discarded!
Both the tubes and fluorescent lamps work by heating gases such as neon and argon. Emit ultraviolet light produced by the fluorescence of the material lines the inside of the lamp. Consume 80 percent less than conventional batteries and last ten times longer, which makes up for its high price.
There is controversy about how the mercury they contain recycled, about 5 milligrams per bulb in a gaseous state. It also represents greater danger to a possible breakage.
Another associated problem is that generate magnetic fields, so it is recommended to keep a safe distance.
They also have against their flashing: the eye perceives that a pulsating and non-linear light, which in some sensitive people produce irritation or eyestrain.
As for his cool aesthetic, today we can find compact lamps or warm white light spectrum, long stay you want to illuminate. With fluorescent tubes, placed in a warm tube parallel with another white light to reduce the feeling of "coldness".