Sunday, February 19, 2012

Mandatory Eco-Lighting Light Bulbs in Our Homes or More Efficient LEDs?

Mandatory Eco-Lighting Light Bulbs in Our Homes or More Efficient LEDs?
By Lance Winslow

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The new eco-light bulbs that became mandatory in the US do use less energy. However they do not last as long as promised in some cases. Luckily, they seem to be of similar brightness. However, it may be that we could do one step better in the future with the new high-tech LED lights, and I'd like to talk to you about this for a few moments if I might.

There was an interesting piece recently in the Wall Street Journal on February 8, 2012 titled, The Quest for Cheaper, Better Lights - Start-Up Founded by Famed Scientist Seeks More Efficient, Affordable LEDs; Doubters Cite Cost" by Don Clark.

Yes, where as it is true that the price point is not quite there yet, the durability is, and it appears to be better than these current CFL bulbs we have just switched too. Not long ago, I was talking with Jeff of Eco Light Bulbs, and he told me that;

"Although many (most?) people have switched to CFLs (compact fluorescent Light Bulbs), the truth is that we can still do much better by utilizing the LED (light emitting diode) eco-friendly bulbs. These bulbs have the advantages of lasting much longer than even the CFL bulbs, plus they don't have the mercury like CFLs, they use even much less power than their CFL counterparts, and they're solid-state devices so they don't have the fairly-easily breakable glass tube. LED bulbs are generally still a little higher priced than CFLs, but it's money well spent."

Indeed, he went on to tell me that having a life-time warranty was another great factor, in other words if they don't last forever, you get a new one. These new LEDs have raving reviews it seems. Now then, when it comes to the LED Lights, and the WSJ article and Jeff's comments, indeed, I do concur. Also, there have also been some recent studies which show that LED light in many regards could be better for human health, on top of all the energy savings.

This is not to say that humans do not need UV light, or that UV light does not help produce vitamin D, because it does, but rather there is a lot more to this story than just energy savings. LED lights seem to perform in efficiency, as well as in illumination, and without negative affect the human bio-system. I surely hope these LED technologies continue to progress and the scientists and researchers keep up the good work, and then we all can be promoting LED lighting and a new wave of technology to brighten our world. Please consider all this.

Lance Winslow has launched a new provocative series of eBooks on Innovation in America. Lance Winslow is a retired Founder of a Nationwide Franchise Chain, and now runs the Online Think Tank;

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