Is It Finally Time to Switch to LED Bulbs?

051811_rg_LEDvsCFL_01.jpgLighting technology has kept evolving over the last few years, and we believe we’ve finally reached a point where LED bulbs are a viable and cost efficient option. The average energy-saving LED light bulb costs about 35% more than its energy-saving CFL counterpart, but it lasts more than four times as long and uses a fraction of the energy required to power an incandescent. This is just for one bulb. Imagine what happens if you change all of your bulbs in your home…

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Author: range

I'm mathematician/IT strategist/blogger from Canada living in Taipei.

3 thoughts on “Is It Finally Time to Switch to LED Bulbs?”

  1. Range, LED’s are the same as fluorescents, right?
    If this is the case, it’s definitely a terrible idea. The mere fact that more and more people are born on the autistic spectrum makes phasing incandescents out a stupid idea. Fluorescents causes all sorts of serious sensory difficulties for autistic people. There is no “cure” for autism. It is partly a genetic “disorder.” Personally, I believe autism is a part of evolution, and it reveals a way we are evolving. Temple Grandin, in her book, Thinking in Pictures, reveals how important autistic people, particularly high-functioning autistic people are in our society.

    If incandescents are completely phased out, I will be greatly disappointed. It means fewer consumer choices. Fluorescent light, for me is dead light. Yes, the room does seem brighter. But it must be even worse for autistic people, to see and be constantly aware of that constant flickering and strobing, like you’re in a perpetual rave club when you are trying to do serious, important work.

  2. LEDs are not the same as fluroescents. They give off a bright light that’s very energy efficient. All of the new displays, from HDTVs to MacBooks use LED lights.

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