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Sunday, November 9, 2008

KI4KQD-Blogger » Blog Archive » LED Light Bulbs

KI4KQD-Blogger » Blog Archive » LED Light Bulbs

LED Bulbs The Way To Go

LED Bulbs can save you money on your electric bill. The Westinghouse 03466 Nanolux 3-Watt G19 LED Bulb, White is guaranteed for 50,000 hours! That is 50 times more than the average light bulb, which is guaranteed for 1000 hours. This lamp bulb is good for low lighting conditions. Uses 3 watts.

The C. Crane Co, Inc. VVP Vivid Plus 36 LED Light Bulb
is guaranteed for 60,000 hours! That is 60 times more than an average light bulb. This lamp bulb is brighter than the bulb previously mentioned. Great for small areas that require low lighting. Uses 2.5 watts.

The incandescent light bulb has transformed society since its evolution in 1800. The common light bulb as we know it has been one of the most practical inventions. But the marketing of this light bulb is about to change, in case you haven’t already been enlightened.

The Clean Energy Act of 2007  (Wikipedia) has made provisions that will phase out the incandescent bulb in 2012. The goal is to increase the efficiency of all bulbs by 25%. Exemptions from this are specialty bulbs, appliance bulbs, colored lights, and 3-way bulbs. Bright idea, right?

The purpose of this is that the U.S. gradually attains energy independence. The government’s answer is compact fluorescent lamps (CFL’s). That’s the squiggly looking light.

There is the safety factor concerning the mercury in the CFL’s. And very few retailers are recycling these bulbs, which could add toxic waste to already overburdened landfills.

The CFL’s are very popular with some consumers, but the dangers of mercury do pose a safety threat. Some consumers feel that the threat is not significant at all, it depends on who you talk to. Brandy Bridges of Maine illuminates the subject matter.

And then there’s the Light Emitting Diodes (MSNBC). Even though the LED technology is still in the development stage, many LED fans (NY Times) say this will be the way to go. The cost using LED’s is initially more, but over time the investment will pay off. In Omaha, Nebraska they are experimenting with LED’s to see if the benefits outweigh the costs.

And who doesn’t want the Mark Feldstein Illuminator Flashlight in Clamshell ? This is a great little gadget, very important during a power outage. Emits bright light with 1 or 3 LED’s. This one has the radio. The Mark Feldstein Illuminator Flashlight in Clamshell doesn’t have the radio. Perfect for emergencies at home, office, or traveling. Both LED flashlights are LED crankup. Requires no batteries and no bulbs. Superb!

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