Energy Saving Led

Now that the new Environmental Protection Agency carbon targets are issued, the result will be fewer coal-fired plants and more electricity from natural gas, oil, nuclear power and wind. Surely there will be price increases that every consumer will have to pay. The good news is that technology has come to the rescue. I visited my local big-box home supply store recently and purchased some LED (light emitting diode) bulbs that are dimensionally the same as standard incandescent. The 60-watt LED equivalent uses only 9 watts of power and gives the same light as a 60-watt incandescent. This is 85 percent less power. LED has the advantages of being highly efficient, giving off low heat and having a long life; they are rugged and durable and will last for decades. LED is also about twice as efficient as fluorescent. Even at $7 each, these bulbs will save enough electricity to pay for themselves in about 18 months compared to incandescent (based on three hours per day operation). We all need to do our part in minimizing carbon emissions. What we don’t realize is that we can actually do so by changing our light bulbs with LEDs. Read on at Mcall.Com


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