Are fluorescent light globes better for the environment or incandescent globes?


Fluorescent globes are considered better for the environment because:
  • incandescent lighting is a huge source of energy consumption and causes around 20,000 black balloons of greenhouse gas to be emitted every year
  • fluorescent globes use about 80% less energy than incandescent globes. 
  • fluorescent tubes are expected to last between four and ten times longer than incandescent globes
  • using fluorescent lighting will save approximately 30 terawatt hours of electricity and 28 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions between 2008 and 2020, the equivalent of getting rid of than million cars for good




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