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Advantages And Disadvantages Of Incandescent Bulb Or Light

- Dec 21, 2017 -

Advantages of Incandescent Bulb

Following are the advantages of Incandescent Bulb:
➨It is less expensive due to lower initial cost. 
➨It is easier to dim with rheostats. 
➨It produces warmer color compare to fluorescent and thungsten-halogen lamps. 
➨It generates relatively high light output. 
➨It can be dimmed or controlled. 
➨It is easy to install. 
➨It is available in various shapes, sizes and applications. 
➨It can be switched ON immediately. 

Disadvantages of Incandescent Bulb

Following are the disadvantages of Incandescent Bulb:
➨It is energy inefficient. 
➨It has very short lamp life time i.e. about 1000 hours typically. 
➨It is warm source of light and hence requires air conditioning to cool the room. 
➨It has higher operating cost. 
➨It is very fragile and hence needs to be handled very carefully. 
➨It generates low lumen per watt. Ordinary incandescent bulbs produces about 5 to 20 lumens per watt. This means it has lower efficacy.


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