What's a Bad Light Bulb?

In the world of lighting, there exists a main category of bulbs that is noticed, has a significant impact on our daily lives, but is ignored.  Bad bulbs are everywhere. They have mountains of money, political influence, and enormous corporations.  Bad bulbs have influenced and controlled the lighting industry since 1925.

Here’s what makes a Bad Bulb, what makes them different, and clarity to understand they bring consequences. 

The definition and characteristics of bad light bulbs with substandard or low-quality performance and longevity, refers to those that fail to meet the expected standards of consumers. These bulbs have various poor characteristics like dimness issues, flickering problems, inconsistent color rendering, and a shorter lifespan. They are prevailing in all lighting technologies, including LED. The incandescent light bulb was the very first product to be engineered and manufactured to fail.  These companies monopolized the lighting world and are responsible for 80% of the bulbs that have been purchased in America. They wanted light bulbs to burn out.

Poor Manufacturing: Bad bulbs result from a detrimental engineering and manufacturing processes, where corners are cut to reduce costs and generate excessive repeat sales, aka planned obsolescence. This leads to issues like weak filaments, poor electrical connections, inadequate heat dissipation, and premature failure.


Inadequate quality control measures during production are standard because these companies don’t want to make a good bulb, defects are a good thing. Bottom line, they are just bad bulbs.

Impact on Energy Efficiency: Bad light bulbs not only compromise lighting quality but also contribute to energy inefficiency. Dim or flickering bulbs require higher wattage to compensate for their reduced brightness, resulting in increased energy consumption.

Shorter lifespans of these light bulbs mean frequent replacements, leading to additional waste generation and a negative environmental impact.

Effects on Well-being and Productivity: Poor lighting quality can have adverse effects on our well-being and productivity. Dim or inconsistent lighting can strain our eyes, cause headaches, glare, and negatively impact our mood. In work environments, substandard lighting can decrease productivity, increase errors, and contribute to eye fatigue and discomfort. 

In work environments, substandard lighting can decrease productivity, increase errors, and contribute to eye fatigue and discomfort.

The Solution: GoodBulb LEDs are engineered to last, they are manufactured with extreme life components, and we believe they are the longest lasting bulbs on the planet. They’re tougher and brighter than the competition. They are energy efficient, which saves you money and helps our amazing planet.   The fact that they last longer, saves you money and time.  This also helps our planet for less bulbs turn into waste and less rare earth elements are used to manufacture light bulbs.

Don’t buy Bad bulbs from the Goliath’s, aka the bad guys. Consider using GoodBulb lighting to light your business and your home, and with it, bring good light to your home, business, and the world. You can browse our lighting options, here.  

We believe it is time for good.
If the light bulb was
engineered to last longer…
  • 80% of the rare earth elements necessary to manufacture a light bulb would still be in the Earth.
  • 80% of the light bulbs purchased would not be contaminating our planet
  • 80% of the money you and your ancestors spent on light bulbs, would still be in your bank account. 

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