This Working Mom’s Adventure – Lightbulb Moments

So how does a mom like me know which bulb is best for the house? The racks teem with various shapes and sizes of bulbs, did my own research and best choice comes down to CFL or LED.


CFL also known as compact fluorescent is the standard fluorescent’s mini-Me. CFL gives lighting efficiency and has been used for decades now and it has graced our homes as it fits perfectly in an ordinary socket without using an adaptor. Just give it enough time to warm up and glow brightest as you keep it on.

But there is a downside to CFLs as it contains a small amount of mercury which normally does not cause any hazard but if the bulb breaks accidentally (which happens with kids around), that’s where the problem comes in. Mercury has been banned in the medical field due to its harmful effect on human health, for a reason. I don’t understand why I will let it inside the house (in or outside a bulb).


LED or Light Emitting Diodes was introduced several years back with the promise of lowering electric bill. Plus with LED bulbs, I do not need to buy an adaptor because it fits ordinary sockets perfectly and bright up as soon as you turn it on.

Quick LED Facts:

Regular LED lasts anywhere from 20,000 to 50,000 hours.

Average energy use per year: 329 KWh/yr

Average cost in the Philippines: Php300 to 800

Both CFL and LED serve our lighting needs efficiently. Both fits in sockets of your lamps and fixtures. Meaning, if you don’t consider the chances of your bulb breaking then you would likely choose CFL over LED because of the price difference.

CFL might cost less but it requires you to buy more bulbs over time whereas LED lights last longer, so even though you’re paying more at purchase, you buy fewer bulbs in the long run. Considering the humid weather in the Philippines, we should also consider that CFL bulb emits more heat than LED bulb, thus, by choosing wisely, you can reduce the heat index in your home. Moreover, if you care for the environment, Lower energy consumption decreases carbon dioxide emissions, sulfur oxide, and high-level nuclear waste.

CD-R King, your one-stop media provider gives you the ease of choosing by taking away the drawback of price difference by making LED bulb available to the general public at a more affordable price. For other variants, you may visit CD-R king branches or check out their website at


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9 thoughts on “This Working Mom’s Adventure – Lightbulb Moments

  1. We’ve been using LED bulbs for a couple of years now, at the suggestion of a friend. We’re always on a lookout for ways to bring down the electric bills. They say there are appliances that do that, too.


  2. We have been using LED for a while now. Gusto ko pa sa LED hindi halos umiinit, yun kasi gamit ko sa desklamp ko, yung dati yung CFL medyo feel ko pa yung init sa mukha pag sobrang matagal na.


  3. Wow, I didn’t know na they sell bulbs! And, now I know the difference between the two!

    we havent tried LED lights, yet. I will buy one siguro if I need to replace na the other one. 🙂


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