Pile of LEDs
LED lights are already widely used for lighting in retail outlets, such as restaurants, and as part of electronics equipment, such as flat-screen TVs. But now there are more options for LED bulbs in the home. Here are the LED lamps available from Lighting Sciences Group, many of which will be available in Home Depot stores by the end of September. Most are spotlights, a strong point for LEDs, but there are a couple of general-purpose round LED bulbs, too. The 40-watt equivalent A19 bulb (in front on right) uses less than 9 watts and costs less than $20. The upfront cost is certainly higher than traditional bulbs, but LEDs are designed to last tens of thousands of hours, which could be more than 20 years depending on their use.
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September 13, 2010 4:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Lighting Sciences Group
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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