LED vs CFL

LED  vs  CFL

LED vs. CFL

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LED Lights may light homes in less than 3 years

 

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light-emitting_diode

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    LED, you ask? It stands for light-emitting diode, and these little lights are “often used as small indicator lights on electronic devices and increasingly in higher power applications such as flashlights and area lighting.” Think, computer screen… Here’s the wiki.

     
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compact_fluorescent_lamp

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    Or maybe you’re wondering about CFL? That’s compact fluorescent lights, the energy-saving alternative to incandescent lights. They were the wave of the future…10 years ago. But it looks like a new light source has taken the lead.

     

  • http://www.duxlite.com/images/led lighting/par 20/PAR20…

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    LEDs are the clear winner. Much less toxic than CFLs, plus:
    –Easy Installation Using Existing Socket
    –LED Operating Life: 100,000+ hrs (10+ years)
    –Solid-State, Fast Turn On, No Power Surge
    –High Shock / Vibration Resistant Major Power Savings
    –Voltages Available 12V DC,24V DC,110-130V AC,220-240V AC
    –Major Reduction in Heat Generation
    –Choice of 5 Colors

    Now to bring the price down! Mass production would take care of that. Will the manufacturers allow such a sturdy and long lasting product to dominate the market? With the mercury in florescent lighting, LEDs seem like the obvious choice.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/10/garden/10lighting.htm…

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