The newly-released line of LED lightbulbs from North Carolina-based Cree, Inc. could be a game-changer. They deliver all the performance and energy efficiency you’d expect from an LED bulb, with a familiar screw-in shape and a price tag of just $9.97.
LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes)
LED lighting isn’t just for high-tech fixtures in modern homes. Barn Light Electric has added a range of American-made LED lamps to their collection of classic, rustic fixtures.
The latest issue of Consumer Reports contains an update on their long-term testing of LED light bulbs, and the results are excellent. CR found that LED light bulbs (even those with a relatively expensive initial purchase price) pay for themselves several times over, and most bulbs maintain optimal performance after years of use.
LED light bulbs aren’t just getting cheaper and producing warmer light – they’re also getting brighter. The latest in Philips EnduraLED line, this 17-watt 1,100 lumen LED bulb means that users can make the efficiency switch in bigger and brighter lamps around the house.
Good things really do come in small packages. G7′s ultra-efficient mini LED light bulb is perfect for night lights and decorative fixtures, which are frequently left on for hours at a time.
Low-power solar lights are a great option for providing a bit of illumination in outdoor spaces like yards & walkways. They require no wiring from your home’s electrical system, and use only the energy that the sun’s rays provide.
The first LED light bulb on the market to glow as brightly as a 100-watt incandescent bulb has finally arrived. Osram Sylvania has introduced a new bulb in its Ultra LED line that consumes just 20 watts of electricity.
Philips has established itself as a one of the leading innovators in the LED light bulb market. It’s no secret that we’ve been pretty impressed by their 12-watt AmbientLED bulb and the 10-watt L-Prize bulb, both of which are roughly equivalent to a 60-watt incandescent bulb. Add to that group the 8-watt AmbientLED (designed to replace a 40-watt incandescent A19 bulb), which is perfect for smaller lamps and accent lighting.