Ceiling fans are a great accessory to have in any room. Ceiling fans can be used all year long to help reduce heating and cooling costs. They are stylish and functional, but in some cases the lights on the ceiling fan can be a nuisance. Lights sometimes burn out at the most inopportune times. This list will help solve that problem by giving you a brief menu of the best ceiling fan bulbs.
Spiral Compact Flourescent Light Bulbs (CFL)
TCP,Inc. offers an energy efficient and eco-friendly, 2-watt ceiling fan bulb that has an average rate life of 8,000 hours. This bulb boasts a mini-spiral shape and a warm white glow. This tiny bulb is approximately three inches long with a medium screw base. It will save you $12.00 in a bulb life cycle. There are also many other CFL bulbs on the market that are just as efficient. When choosing a CFL bulb look for the government approved Energy Star label.
Energy Star Rated
Energy Star rated light bulbs are long lasting, and thus require fewer bulb changes. They are cost effective with the ability to reduce electric bills by $15.00 a year. Energy star rated fluorescent bulbs use 13 watts of power, whereas incandescent bulbs use 60 watts of power. These bulbs also have manufacturer guaranteed warranties. Energy Star rated bulbs must meet performance requirements, including efficiency, lumen maintenance, lifetime (must have rated lifetime of 6,000 hours of greater), starting time, warm-up time, safety, reliability, color consistency, color rendering index, quality control, mercury control and other Federal Trade Commission requirements.
Decorative ceiling fan bulbs come in the most recognizable form of the flame tip. Supra Life has engineered a bulb to last up to 15 times longer than other basic bulbs. These bulbs are built with lasting materials such as brass to prevent corrosion. There are other decorative ceiling fan bulbs on the market that prove to be just as durable. This makes a great alternative for those who don’t favor the spiral shape of CFL’s, which can sometimes be very unattractive in a ceiling fan.
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