Eco Bulbs - 01st June 2013
Why Switch To Ecobulb?
Put more cash in your pocket
Because Ecobulb® energy savers last nearly twice as long as other energy saving bulbs, you save money on electricity and on replacement bulbs.
To save the most money on your electricity bills, replace ordinary bulbs that are on the most hours each day with Ecobulbs®. i.e. Lounge, kitchen, hallway, bedroom or outside light.
Great light output
It is important to choose a replacement energy saving bulb that will fit your light fitting. Due to the smaller size of the Ecobulbs®, they replace most ordinary bulbs, whereas some of the other energy saving bulbs are too long and may not fit.
The Ecobulb® is one of only a few energy saving bulbs that give as least as much light as the equivalent ordinary bulb that it replaces. Most energy saving bulbs provide considerably less light, which leaves the room too dark. We also recommend the spiral shape of the Ecobulb® as it distributes the light down into the room, unlike the 3U shape energy saving bulbs.
Some energy saving bulbs don't give the same colour as an ordinary bulb. Colour is measured in Kelvin and can vary from a warm 2700K to a cool 6400K.
Ecobulb® energy saving bulbs have the same colour as an ordinary bulb, 2700K.
Longer bulb life
The Ecobulb® energy saving bulb has been independently tested and found to last 15 times longer than ordinary bulbs and 2 times longer than other energy saving bulbs. The longer the energy saving bulb lasts the better…less money in spent, less bulbs in landfills and less time between changes!
Kinder to the environment
Energy Saving bulbs help the environment in more ways that one.
Because Ecobulb® energy saving bulbs last longer than standard bulbs and other energy saving bulbs, they eliminate bulbs that would otherwise end up in landfills.
Less energy consumed means the green house gas emissions released by coal fired plants and unrecoverable mercury is not released to the atmosphere.
Conserving energy reduces the need for new power generation facilities to be built and also reduce the impact this can have on the environment.
High Power factor
A key reason for electricity utilities selecting the Ecobulb® is its high power factor technical superiority. The high power factor Ecobulb® results in a 50% greater electricity distribution network load reduction (approximately 17VA per bulb) than ordinary CFL's. This increased reduction is worth approximately $16 per Ecobulb®of deferred new electricity distribution network capital investment for the utilities.
Large numbers of ordinary CFL's are also detrimental to electricity utility networks, as they cause electrical interference on their networks. This requires expensive electronic correction by the utilities. The high power factor Ecobulb® does not create this electrical interference. Consequently, $6 of network correction per Ecobulb® is avoided relative to installing a CFL.
A large Utility in Sydney, Australia recently ordered 180,000 Ecobulbs®, despite the higher price than low power factor CFL's they were pursuing This was because the utility was concerned about the impact of high numbers of CFL's on performance of the peak load shedding control systems.
An electricity utility network that replaces one million incandescent bulbs on at peak network times with Ecobulbs® will save $16 million more ($12 plus $4 per bulb times 1 million Ecobulbs®) than if these bulbs were replaced with ordinary CFL's. Consequently it is extremely cost effective for electricity utilities to implement Ecobulb® projects, rather than let the market replace incandescent bulbs with ordinary CFL's.
Other light bulb manufacturers have attempted to develop high power factor CFL's. However, these bulbs are typically larger, with lower light output and reduced lifetimes. As they are more expensive to manufacture with no perceived consumer benefit, these developments have invariably ceased. It is likely that they will eventually produce viable high power factor CFL's to compete against the Ecobulb®. However, the Ecobulb® then has a 15 month first mover advantage. This is because it takes 15 months to complete the CFL lifetime testing required by the electricity utilities before they would purchase these bulbs.
The following table compares the performance specifications for the Ecobulb® with the 20W quality brand CFL. Note the considerably enhanced performance of the Ecobulb® relative to typical standard power factor CFL's.