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National Geographic magazine's cover story this month is a timely look at energy efficiency, Energy Conservation: It Starts At Home.
One side-bar to the article talks about the LED bulbs vs. CFL bulbs issue - while LEDs are the bulbs of the future, they're expensive now in relation to CFL bulbs.
"With no filament, just a microchip, it (an LED bulb) uses significantly less energy than an incandescent. But the price is high and reviews are mixed."
The upshot is that CFL bulbs probably make more sense now for the average consumer, but look for that to quickly change in the near future.
Read more: Changing bulbs mini-article. Also worth checking out is the online Energy Conservation Quiz that links from the main article.
Looking for a way to improve your home's energy efficiency today?
Take a look at the new, energy efficient National Geographic hybrid outdoor lighting collection on our site that combines solar-powered LED lights with an electric-powered CFL bulb.
Post Update 11-5-12: The hybrid collection is no longer available, but we invite you to browse the latest in LED outdoor wall and ceiling lighting to find a look for your home.
Go Green is the need of the hour , use energy saving and environment safe products . We can start with using LEDS which not only saves energy but are completely safe for the environment and our health in general.
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Hey it looks cool.
What ever i still prefer to Led Lights it gives more brightness to the future...
Dinah - we'd agree. LED lighting is the wave of the future, it's just a matter of cost and consumer adoption at this point. There is more LED lighting being brought to market every month, so it will be interesting to see what happens over the next year or so. Thanks for commenting!