LEDs have lower life-cycle energy use than Incandescents

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Incandescent bulb shown next to LED bulb

Photo from the NY Times article

The NY Times reports on a German study which indicates that LED lighting requires 1/5 the energy of incandescent bulbs over their life cycle–that includes manufacture and disposal in addition to the obvioius electricity consumption while they’re being used for lighting.  Just another sign the LED lighting will likely play a big role in our future.  (And some LED lighting is ready today.)

Thanks,
Mike

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One Response to “LEDs have lower life-cycle energy use than Incandescents”

  1. Kirsten@Nexyoo Says:

    That’s great to hear. There’s no question that LEDs are much more energy efficient during use, and can save consumers a lot of money. For people about to purchase holiday lights for decoration now, they’re the best choice.

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