Lighting Understanding for a More Efficient Nation

Picking the right bulb makes all the difference with LED options

Picking the right bulb makes all the difference with LED options

By Katherine Salant

I first tested an LED bulb seven years ago. It was not a promising beginning.

The bulb was a Par 38 spotlight for a recessed ceiling fixture. The color of the light was a silvery metallic — so chilling and wintery that it made the room feel cold. The final kicker was the price — $125.

Things have changed a lot since then.

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