Lighting Understanding for a More Efficient Nation

New York Times: LEDs Emerge as a Popular ‘Green’ Lighting

New York Times: LEDs Emerge as a Popular ‘Green’ Lighting

By Diane Cardwell

The lighting industry has finally come up with an energy-efficient replacement for the standard incandescent bulb that people actually seem to like: the LED bulb.

A selection of LED bulbs at Home Depot in Vauxhall, N.J. The life of LEDs is far longer than for conventional bulbs.

Although priced at around 20 times more than the old-fashioned incandescents, bulbs based on LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, last much longer and use far less electricity, a saving that homeowners are beginning to recognize.

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