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The Five Most Common Electric Light Sources

Posted by Joe Lightman on Jan 27, 2016 4:35 PM

How well a luminaire (fixture) performs, depends a lot on the type of light source (bulb or lamp) used. Different bulbs have different lighting effects, performance and pros and cons. Probably the biggest driver of innovation in light sources is energy efficiency, with LED technology leading the charge.

In this post we cover the most common electric light sources used in residential, commercial and industrial lighting including: how they work, pros and cons, applications, average rated life and cost.


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Topics: Commercial and Industrial Lighting, Lighting Essentials, Light Sources