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Side-by-Side Comparison: LEDs, CFLs, and incandescent bulbs

Posted by Andrea Guevara on

Compare Side-by-Side:LEDs, CFLs, and incandescent bulbs LED bulbs Typical Lifespan: 15-25+ years Per bulb electricity cost: $0.67 - $2.27/year Emits heat? No Contains mercury? No Dimmable? Yes Frequent On/Off Cycling no effect Durability durable Incandescent bulbs Typical Lifespan: 1 yr Per bulb electricity cost: $3.87 - $9.62/year Emits heat? Yes Contains mercury? No Dimmable? Yes Frequent On/Off Cycling shortens lifespan Durability fragile CFL bulbs Typical Lifespan: 6 years Per bulb electricity cost: $2.27/year Emits heat? Yes Contains mercury? Yes, must be recycled at special facility. Dimmable? Some, not most. Use caution. Frequent On/Off Cycling shortens lifespan Durability fragile Typical lifespan...

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Hate LEDS? You'll love these new energy-efficient bulbs.

Posted by Andrea Guevara on

Hate LEDs? You'll love these new energy-efficient bulbs. If you were an early adopter of LED bulbs, you know how they often looked too bright or too stark for most home applications. New next generation LED bulbs are here, and have some major improvements.   Color The biggest difference you'll notice in new generation LED light bulbs is their range of warm hues. Because LED bulbs can be programmed to essentially create just about any color, our latest bulbs come in a beautiful range of warm tones. But the improvements don't stop there. Quick Tip: When choosing LED bulbs, select...

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