LED light bulbs have taken over as the more common type of bulb in most homes and offices but these bulbs aren’t exactly everyone’s favorite. If you are a fan of the classic bulb type, then good news! New research has found a way to “recycle light” and make the classic bulbs more energy efficient than the LED ones.
LED bulbs are better for the environment than the classic type, that’s why we use them. Even so, the light they put off doesn’t show colors as well and may even be causing sleep issues for the masses. New research may be able to create bulb in the classic style that conserves more energy which means we can all go back to using them.
With traditional bulbs, most of the energy is lost when you flip the switch, like 95%. By comparison, LED only loses 86%. Those gains aren’t that large, but its something. By surrounding the filament in a traditional bulb with a special crystal structure, it allows the energy to bounce back and ups the efficiency to a whopping 40%. That’s more than double the current LED bulbs and eight times as much as the classic bulbs. This is still in the research stages but if adopted, they will cast us all in a better light.