Over the last few years, the traditional incandescent light bulb was phased out of production and importation in the United States. You can still buy them from anyone who still has stock and still use them in your home or office. Or you can opt for special application incandescent bulbs like rough service bulbs if you want to stick with the incandescent experience. (Learn more about rough service bulbs in our article here.)
But in general, the switch has begun toward halogen bulbs (a more efficient type of incandescent), CFLs (the spiral shaped fluorescents), and LEDs.
If you're confused about your options, how to understand new light bulb packages, how the bulbs compare to incandescents, and how much money each type will save you ... never fear! We've created a brief video and an light bulb infographic that walk you through everything you need to know.
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On a final note, LED bulbs now mimic the color of incandescent bulbs very well, they have no mercury, and although they're a bit more expensive, they can pay for themselves in around one year where a bulb is used about 3 hours a day. After that, they will put money in your pocket every year! Check out some of our best deals on LED replacement bulbs for the home and office!