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Light Comparison Table
Lamp TypeHomemade Kerosene Incandescent Compact Fluorescent LED
Efficiency
(Lumens/Watt) 0.03 5-18 30-79 25-50
Rated Life (Hours) Supply of kerosene 1,000 6,500 – 15,000 50,000 to 100,000
Durability Fragile and dangerousVery fragile Very fragile Durable
Power consumption
(Watt) 0.04 – 0.06 Liters/hour 5W 7W 2W
CCT deg K 1,800 deg. 2,652 deg. 4,200 deg. 5,000 deg
CRI 80 98 62 82
$ after 50,000 Hours $1,251 $175 $131 $20