Why Incandescent Lighting is Dead

Incandescent lighting is a thing of the past. Those old 100 watt bulbs aren’t even on market anymore, and even if they were, they would be a worthless investment. Why? There are more and more energy efficient lighting options becoming available to the public, especially for general lighting. It is very important to make the switch because soon, old incandescent bulbs won’t be available.

For a business, it’s important to cut down on costs, and it’s a fact that incandescent light bulbs are costing you a fortune. For your signage and outdoor lighting needs, there are alternatives. LED lights are a rising star in the world of lighting, and are cutting energy costs by millions of dollars on a large scale. CFL’s or compact fluorescent lights are also good choices when you’re looking to update your lighting and fatten your wallet.

What should I use then?

If the movement is being made to discard other kinds of lighting, then what can we replace them with? The choices are numerous, and there are some great products out there if you want to upgrade your business’ signage lighting – no matter what kind of lighting you need for it.


Hanging bare Incandescent Light Bulb next to Compact Fluorescent Bulb

Incandescent vs. Compact Fluorescent – We recommend the CFL hands down!


Low voltage bullet lights are a fantastic way to light your signage or walk way for very little – and the long lasting halogen bulb will pay for itself for a very long time. They are directional so if you hang them above your store front or above your hanging sign you can move them around to suit you. Incandescent what? Oh, light bulbs.

If you’re more interested in a gooseneck for your general lighting needs, there are contemporary gooseneck lights available that are energy efficient and low cost. These are 12-120v lamps and the gooseneck comes with a 50 watt bulb. That means that you will have plenty of light for your storefront at a consistently low cost.

Sometimes you need something a little bigger, perhaps for a monument sign or an outdoor display. The 26w flood light is perfect for that kind of activity. It is also low voltage and is the definition of energy efficient lighting. The lamp has a lifespan of 10,000 hours and will connect to any standard flood light mount.

Saving energy and money is a sure bet.

Replacing incandescent light bulbs is a definite investment. You can save money and be up to code when the changes are made from a governmental stand point. Energy efficient bulbs will pay for themselves in the long run and make your profits stand out – after all, who can resist a well lit display full of their favorite things? Click to explore our lighting selection including energy efficient, compact fluorescent and LED lamps.

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