Caribbean Lighting Solutions

Should I buy LED or CFL bulbs for my retrofit?

CFL bulbs
  • Are somewhat larger than usual incandescent (if space in your fixture is limited)
  • Are not as aesthetically pleasing as LEDs (if bulb is visible)
  • Have a life of 8,000 to 12,000 hours
  • Have some mercury
  • Are not dimmable
  • Are less expensive than LED’s
  • Energy savings are about 20% less than an LED
LED bulbs
  • Can be dimmable
  • Are more aesthetically pleasing
  • Have an expected life of 30,000 hours +
  • Are smaller than CFL’s of the same wattage
  • Are cool to the touch
  • Are now only slightly more expensive than CFLs while saving 25% more energy