While CFL (curly) and LED (long) bulbs have been around for years—and both are far more energy-efficient than incandescent lighting—there are major differences in energy efficiency. So, which is most efficient? Hint: the ones we install them in Homeway Homes.
In general, CFLs use up to 35% less energy than incandescent but LEDs use up to 75% less energy. Also, LEDs release a small amount of their energy as heat, whereas CFLs release about 80% of their energy as heat (and incandescent 90%). At Homeway Homes, while we’ve used CFLs in the past, we now use LED lighting in the homes we build. Find out more about the differences between the two and why LEDs are the best solution.