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How do Energy Saving Halogen light bulbs compare to CFL and LED Light Bulbs?

LED and CFL light bulbs are more energy efficient compared to Energy Saving Halogen, they also last a lot longer.

Based on a 60 watt equivalent, LED will run for up to 50,000 hours, CFL will last up to 10,000 hours but Energy Saving halogen is only expected to last up to 2,000 hours.

LED and CFL are the most efficient choices, LED bulbs will cost a bigger initial investment but will last a lot longer and eventually save you the most money. CFL bulbs are one of the cheapest ways to do an energy saving retrofit with the bulbs being a lot more affordable but they will need changing more often. Below you can find a table showing to the equvalent wattages between them all.

**Type****Old Style Wattage****Energy saving Halogen****CFL****LED**
**GLS**
<img alt="" src="https://www.bltdirect.com/cache/images/18w-25-watt-alternative-energy-saving-halogen-standard-shape-gls-bc-100x100.jpg" style="width: 100px; height: 82px;" /> </td> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> 25w 40w 60w 85w 92w 100w 130w </td> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> 18w 28w 42w 53w 70w 70w 105w </td> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> 7w 9w 11w 15w - 20w - </td> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> - 6w 8w 10w - 11w 16w </td> </tr> <tr valign="TOP"> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size: small;">**Candle**</span> <img alt="" src="https://www.bltdirect.com/cache/images/energy-saving-halogen-candle-bc-2-100x100.jpg" style="width: 100px; height: 75px;" /> </td> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> 25w 40w 60w </td> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> 18w 30w 42w </td> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> 5w 7w 11w </td> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> - 3.5w 4w </td> </tr> <tr valign="TOP"> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size: small;">**Golfball**</span> <img alt="" src="https://www.bltdirect.com/cache/images/energy-saving-halogen-golfball-bc-2-100x100.jpg" style="width: 100px; height: 75px;" /> </td> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> 25w 40w 60w </td> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> 18w 30w 42w </td> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> 5w 7w - </td> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> 3w 4w - </td> </tr> <tr valign="TOP"> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size: small;">**Twisted Candle**</span> <img alt="" src="https://static.bltdirect.com/cache/images/energy-saving-halogen-twisted-candle-100x100.jpg" style="width: 100px; height: 68px;" /> </td> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> 40w </td> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> 28w </td> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> - </td> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> - </td> </tr> <tr valign="TOP"> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size: small;">**Flame tipped**</span> <img alt="" src="https://www.bltdirect.com/cache/images/esh-candle-sbc-clear-100x100.jpg" style="width: 100px; height: 70px;" /> </td> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> 40w 60w </td> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> 28w 42w </td> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> - - </td> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> 5w - </td> </tr> <tr valign="TOP"> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size: small;">**Capsule**</span> <img alt="" src="https://www.bltdirect.com/cache/images/energy-saving-halogen-g9-100x100.jpg" style="width: 100px; height: 73px;" /> </td> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> 35w 50w 20w 25w 40w 55w 65w </td> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> 25w 35w 14w 18w 33w 42w 53w </td> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> - - - - - - - </td> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> 3.5w - - - - - - </td> </tr> <tr valign="TOP"> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size: small;">**Reflector Lamps**</span> <img alt="" src="https://www.bltdirect.com/cache/images/r63-reflector-halogen-4-100x100.jpg" style="width: 100px; height: 75px;" /> </td> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> 30w 35w 60w 100w 120w </td> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> 25w 28w 42w 72w 90w </td> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> 7w 9w 11w 15w - </td> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> 5w 6w 8w 12w 15w </td> </tr> <tr valign="TOP"> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size: small;">**GU10**</span> <img alt="" src="https://www.bltdirect.com/cache/images/energy-saving-halogen-gu10-2-100x100.jpg" style="width: 100px; height: 91px;" /> </td> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> 35w 50w </td> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> 28w 42w </td> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> 7w 9w </td> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> 5w 7w </td> </tr> <tr valign="TOP"> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size: small;">**MR16**</span> <img alt="" src="https://static.bltdirect.com/cache/images/energy-saving-halogen-mr16-2-100x100.jpg" style="width: 100px; height: 87px;" /> </td> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> 35w 50w </td> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> 20w 35w </td> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> - - </td> <td style="border: 1px solid #000000; text-align: center;"> 4w 7w </td> </tr> </tbody>