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CFL light or LED light? That’s NOT a question.

K. Karly |

Is CFL light better or LED light better? Consumers who have questions about this problem generally do not know enough about both of them. To solve this problem, first we should understand the respective characteristics of CFL light and LED light.

What is CFL light?  What are the characteristics of CFL light?

CFL light, also known as energy-saving bulbs, electronic bulbs, compact fluorescent lamps and integrated fluorescent lamps, refers to lighting equipment that combines fluorescent lamps and ballasts(stabilizer) into a whole.

CFL light has two major functional characteristics: first, they have a wide operating voltage: It is suitable for power supply demand and has a long service life, with an average service life ≥ 8,000 hours. No noise, no stroboscopic, no interference to communication and household appliances.  Compared with ordinary incandescent bulbs, it saves 80% of electricity.

Second, it adopts high-quality pure tricolor fluorescent lamp tube with high light efficiency, small light attenuation, natural light, low power consumption, low heat generation, color temperatures of 2700K and 6400K, which is the best choice for lighting sources. It is precisely these two characteristics that enable CFL light to be quickly accepted and trusted by users.  

However, CFL lights have a fatal disadvantage, that is, the impact of waste CFL lights on the environment is very serious. According to the report, in 2012, hundreds of millions of CFL lights will be scrapped. If one CFL light can pollute 180 tons of water and soil, then the pollution of hundreds of millions of CFL lights will be a serious environmental problem. Therefore, it will be a disaster if the recycling and disposal of waste CFL lights are not well done.

What is an LED light? What are the characteristics of LED lights?

LED is an abbreviation of light emitting diode. Its basic structure is an electroluminescent semiconductor material chip, which is cured to a bracket with silver or white glue, then connected to a circuit board with silver or gold wires, and then sealed around with epoxy resin to protect the inner core wire. Finally, a shell is installed, so the LED lamp has good seismic performance.


Then let’s talk about its advantages.

  1. Energy saving: LED light consumes only 1/10 of incandescent lamp and 1/4 of CFLlight.
  2. Longevity: The life span of LED light can reach more than 60,000 hours, compared with about 8,000 hours of CFLlamps, the difference is not a bit. For ordinary household lighting, choosing LED lamps can be described as "once and for all".
  3. Environmental protection: LED lamps have no possibility of polluting the environment, which has a big advantage over CFLlamps.
  4. No stroboscopic light, impact resistance, constant current in the full voltage range of 85V~ 264VAC, luminous visual efficiency rate as high as 80lm/w, etc. Overall, compared with LED lamps, CFLlamps have obvious disadvantages.


Although LED lamps have obvious advantages, their disadvantages are also obvious. First of all, there is the problem of price. The cost of LED lamps is much higher than that of CFL lamps, so the sales price in the market is also relatively high. There is also a higher requirement for the heat dissipation design of the lamp itself, because the heat dissipation performance directly determines the service life of LED lamps.

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