New Luminescent Bulbs May Outshine LEDs and Fluorescents

VU1 ESL Light Bulb

Retailers are gearing up to meet deadlines for the incandescent light bulb ban. Ikea has already stopped selling the inefficient bulbs. And California has pulled the plug and is letting current supplies run down. Many incandescent lovers are shedding tears and hating on the mercury-containing CFLs and the more expensive (though infinitely more efficient) LEDs. […]

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Efficient LED Light Bulbs For The Home

C. Crane Geobulb 3 LED Light Bulb

LED light bulbs have some huge advantages over incandescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs. But they perform differently, so here’s your guide to understanding LED bulbs so you can enjoy their benefits and play to their strengths.

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LED Christmas Lights

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LED Christmas lights are efficient — they use 90% less energy than incandescent bulbs. They are also brighter, less prone to breaking, and cool to the touch. Less optimal is the fact that almost all Christmas lights are made in China using questionable labor practices, and then transported half way around the world. You can […]

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Compact Fluorescents: Low Mercury Bulbs

Compact fluorescents are an efficient lighting source, but the bulbs do contain mercury (usually around 5 mg) and should be disposed of properly. To find a place to dispose of them, search for locations by zipcode here. The amount of mercury contained in them is much less than the amount of mercury released during the […]

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Compact Fluorescents (CFLs)

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CFLs provide the same amount of light (lumens) as standard incandescent bulbs, but have lower wattage ratings. A standard incandescent light is very inefficient because much of the energy it uses is turned into heat instead of light. A compact fluorescent bulb turns more of its energy into light and less into heat. It uses […]

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