The traditional or standard incandescent lamp was the most common type of light bulb type for more than 100 years.
However traditional light bulbs use lots of electricity and don’t last very long compared to other lighting types such as CFL and LED. This is why – aside from halogen incandescent lamps – most have been phased-out in Australia.
In fact, the most efficient incandescent lamps (halogen) use several times more energy than an LED to produce the same light – and needs to be replaced at least 5 times during the lifespan of just one LED. While incandescent lamps currently available are cheaper to buy, choosing one instead of an energy efficient lighting product is likely to cost you. In fact, you could end up paying $229 more per year more to light your home.