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Why You Should Replace Those Incandescent Lights Now

For over a hundred years, every household and building across the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney have been using filament-based incandescent light bulbs.

However, the inefficiency of these bulbs caused more recent and advanced available lighting options to take over.

The typical incandescent light has been left out by newly developed lightings. Gone were the days when many of us deem these bulbs as a favourable lighting tool. As technology progressed, more energy-efficient light bulbs emerge setting aside outdated incandescent lights.

If you still happen to use this kind of light nowadays, here are some significant reasons why you should replace those old and substandard lightings right away.

Energy Inefficiency

Incandescent bulbs use a heated filament to generate a low and warm light. These bulbs generally require a substantial amount of energy to work.

Moreover, the energy it converts into visible light is only about 5% to 10% of what it receives. About 90% of the electricity released as heat is lost and wasted.

Incandescent or halogen bulbs consume a lot of your monthly electricity. Thus, saving energy is not a given benefit when using this traditional heat and light-emitting lamp.

Expensive Long-Term Cost

Though incandescent lights are cheaper than other recent lighting options, using and maintaining it is somehow costly. A serviceable life of approximately 1,000 to 1,500 hours, which is significantly lower than new lighting choices will have you replace your incandescent lights frequently.

You may have to spend a valuable amount of money replacing these bulbs. These incandescent lights will generate much higher costs in the long run compared with modern lighting options. So, it is ideally better for you to start eliminating those warm bulbs and save money in the coming months by purchasing fluorescent or LED lights.

Limited Light Quality

Excellent quality of lighting will provide more visibility to your surroundings and workplace. While designed to light every corner of your place, the warm and orange tone of incandescent bulbs does not fit with most of your working spaces.

Certain areas or rooms require specific colour temperatures that complement the ambience, providing better illumination. Unfortunately, incandescent bulbs are not suited for spaces that need brighter lightings such as offices, bathrooms, or kitchens.

Imagine having to deal with paperwork in your office or simply reading your favourite book in your room with inadequate and a low light. Working under such poor circumstances can harm your eyes. Besides, a brighter space will surely make a big difference.

More Efficient Lighting Options Available

Since incandescent bulbs are known for their inefficiency, Australian legislators have started restricting the sale of traditional incandescent light bulbs with less than 15 lumens since 2009. You can no longer find these in the market, replaced by the newly developed selection of lightings.

Nowadays, efficient lighting choices are widely available to replace your old and inefficient incandescent bulbs. Lightings such as Light Emitting Diode (LED), and Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) are two of the most commonly used lightbulbs nowadays.

LED lights are devices with a semiconductor that converts electrical power into visible light. At the same time, CFLs are lamps made of glass tubes which uses mercury and other noble gases to create illumination.

Compared with CFLs which only operates for about 15,000 hours, LEDs are way more efficient with an operational life of approximately 50,000 hours. In essence, both are much reliable and cost-saving compared to incandescent bulbs.


Most people have neglected incandescent lights because of its significant drawbacks. Moreover, these outdated and substandard bulbs cannot cope up with the promising energy and costs efficiency benefit brought by new illumination options.

Therefore, getting rid of those conventional incandescent light and choosing the latest options much suited for your office or home will be a much wiser choice.

For your lighting installation concerns, let Sydney Eastern Suburbs Electrician bright up your living spaces. Our highly skilled level 2 electricians will help you select the best lighting to fit your office or home. Sydney Eastern Suburbs Electrician focuses on providing a wide range of electrical services, such as LED lighting installation and home electrical inspection.

Our 24/7 quick response team available across the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, will promptly address all your electric-related concerns.

Team up with our level 2 electricians today and call us at (02) 8378 2827.

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