loveless: led bulbs gain on cfls in lighting market
Since most incandescent lamps were eliminated in 2014, compact fluorescent light bulbs have become the market leader and have gradually been replaced by LED lights, which are known for their use in traffic signals and electronic devices.
A new survey commissioned by lighting product manufacturer Osram siwania shows that as consumers increasingly buy LED bulbs and find them more desirable, LED bulbs are available on CFLs
The company\'s seventh annual \"Socket Survey\" said: \"The awareness and use of LED is changing,\" the survey was conducted by KRC Research earlier this year.
\"While LED lags behind other types of bulbs in past surveys, 2015 of surveys show that more people now know about LED bulbs and buy them for their families.
Osram Sylvania plans to officially announce the findings this week.
The headquarters company that produced CFL and LED lighting products provided a copy to USA Today in advance.
CFLs is still the preferred bulb for most consumers, although they have complaints about the quality of the light (
They light up gradually)
And a small amount of mercury they contain. Fifty-
3% of respondents reported that they had purchased CFLs for their home in the past year, compared with 41% who had purchased LED bulbs.
But the findings also suggest that CFLs may lose that lead in the near future.
When 37% of respondents bought bulbs again, they preferred spiral lights, followed by LED lights, accounting for 35%. Among non-
LED users, CFLs is the first choice for replacing bulbs (45 percent)
Only 18% said they would buy LED bulbs.
However, 44% of LED users are most likely to buy LED bulbs again.
\"This shows that once Americans become users, they will be loyal to the led, but will be hesitant when switching initially,\" the survey said . \".
\"One possible explanation for the hesitation in steering LED bulbs could be the price-almost one of the three non-LED bulbs
LED users don\'t think the initial cost of the LED bulb is worth it.
\"That is to say, the price of the led has fallen sharply, with the cost of a single unit up to $100 a few years ago.
For example, three packs of 60 for general use-watt-
The equivalent LEDs produced by GE cost $9.
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Osram\'s equivalent LED ads cost $8. 98.
This is still more expensive than CFLs, but not much.
\"Currently CFLs are lower in price, but with the decline in LED, their paths will cross,\" said Alfred siwania LED product group\'s manager in North America in an interview.
How long can this happen? \"Ten years?
\"No,\" said La Spina.
\"Has it been a few years? Yes.
\"In addition, as compared to CFLs and disappearing incandescent lamps, interest in LED lights may increase as consumers look more closely at the efficiency and life expectancy of the bulbs.
Government statistics show that 60-per year-watt-
Equivalent to 3 hours a day, $1.
02, compared to $1.
CFL $57, $7.
Bulb of incandescent lamp.
All this adds up, especially when you consider that the life of the led is expected to be longer than the CFLs.
It\'s no surprise that Osram siwania\'s survey found that millennials are more interested in LED lights, with 38% of them likely switching to semiconductor devices, compared with 22% of those over 55.
From all indications, young people seem to be particularly attracted to the features of the led, including their environment, dimming capabilities, and efficiency.
The survey also investigates consumer attitudes towards \"smart\" lighting technologies that are products that can be programmed using the Internet.
While 62% of respondents said they were aware of intelligence
In fact, only 10% of people buy smart bulbs.
\"However, 83% of respondents thought smart lighting was a great introduction for families --
\"Automation technology and 72% of smart lighting will eventually replace traditional bulbs,\" the survey said . \".
No love is a veteran energy journalist and television commentator in Washington.
He was the host of Platts Energy Week.