Saturday, September 4, 2010

Look out CFLs!


By Dan Saelinger (popsci.com)

Never mind that twisty compact fluorescent. The new energy-efficient way to light your home is with LEDs. An upcoming crop of bulbs draw 12 watts or less, edging out a typical fluorescent, and they have a more conventional shape, contain no mercury, and last at least 25,000 hours, three times as long.

Read more here:
http://www.popsci.com/gadgets/article/2010-07/updating-edison
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Dan, you had me at “no mercury.” But don’t expect to get them on-the-cheap … at $60 each, I think I’ll wait a while (remember when hand-held calculators were a hundred bucks?) If the demand is there, they will become less expensive.

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