Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

LED Bulbs Save Money, Energy over Time

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

LED Bulbs Save Money, Energy over Time

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Q * Should I replace my incandescent light bulbs with LED bulbs?

A * As your incandescent light bulbs burn out, it's a good time to consider switching to LED bulbs. The traditional 40-watt and 60- watt incandescent light bulbs have been phased out by the U.S. Department of Energy because of energy inefficiency. In the past few years, LED technology has made remarkable strides in both look and price point, making them more attractive for consumers to switch to a more energy-efficient option.

LED manufacturers are consistently creating replacements for every bulb in the home, including 4-foot fluorescent fixtures. The main benefit is the extremely low cost to produce light. Light bulbs are purchased based on how bright the bulb is, which has always been directly related to how much energy is used by incandescent bulbs. For example, a 60-watt incandescent bulb uses 60-watts of electricity, while a 60-watt LED bulb only uses 10 watts or less of electricity. …

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