Energy Myth #4

Halogen lighting is super-efficient.

It’s true that halogen lights use slightly less energy than standard incandescent bulbs, but halogens require transformers that can use extra energy, even when the light is off. They are also a fire hazard. By comparison, compact flourescent lights are nearly three-times as efficient and don’t pose a fire hazard. Many new models are dimmable, like halogens. Which is the better choice? Obviously, it’s the CFL.

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