Steve Cunningham, Manager of New Business Development for GE Lighting, recently stopped by the KNWA studios to explain the differences between incandescent bulbs, halogens, compact fluorescents and LEDs.
According to Cunningham, halogen bulbs have great color and will save you about 28 percent versus the old incandescents. They last about two years, which is double the life of an incandescent.
Consumers can save even more by purchasing a compact fluorescent. Cunningham says they last an average of five years and CFLs are much better than they used to be in terms of color and brightness.
If you're willing to spend anywhere from 35 to 45 dollars, LEDs are a great choice. Instead of the old filament, these models feature a chip like other electronics. LEDs also have the ability to last an amazing 22 years plus.