LED Light Bulbs are Good Illuminators

LED light bulbs are far kinder on the environment than old style incandescent light bulbs and they’re selling very well! Looks like good light is shining on the environment.

In the past year, though, lighting manufacturers have introduced LED bulbs in a shape Edison would recognize that put out a decent amount of good-quality light. They still don’t give off light from all sides as incumbent technologies do, but this latest generation of LEDs does a better job dispersing light, which means that you could use one (or a few) for overhead lighting.

The best part is that the prices are coming down. The 40-watt equivalent general light bulb from Lighting Science Group, which is dimmable, costs just under $20. You can buy it online now and in Home Depot stores later this month, along with the LEDs from other manufacturers, including a ceiling down light from Cree.

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4 thoughts on “LED Light Bulbs are Good Illuminators

  1. All very well, but can they be used in a standard table lamp / ceiling fixture / hall light socket? Until they can be used in standard domestic lamps and fixtures, I don’t think they’ll take off. CFBs didn’t really come into wide use until the introduction of the mini-CFB that could be screwed into any domestic socket. And the price dropped below $10 per bulb.

  2. In the article they show a bulb that is the shape of what you’re referring to. The article points out that the sales are taking off – and that’s good!

  3. Yes! you’ve pointed out exactly the same things about LED lights that I’m finding in my research – they are eco-friendly, they are improving and they are coming down in price. I work with Sharp and this is what my research has shown. I am continually amazed at the varied uses for LED lighting. They are great for homes, inside and outside, businesses, art, aquariums, toys, cars, bicycles…it just goes on. It seems the only limitation are one’s own creativity and imagination. LED lighting

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