Posts Tagged ‘lighting’

Silicon-based LED Bulbs

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

If you are concerned with light efficiency at all, you know that LED bulbs are the future of lighting.  They are more efficient than both incandescents and CFL’s.  ESL bulbs are currently giving them a run for their money due to the high initial cost of LED’s, but Bridgelux thinks the new silicon- based LED bulbs they are working on will change that. read more »

Viable LED That Screws Into Regular Socket

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Incandescent bulbs waste energy in the form of heat. They are also very fragile, and you have to replace them every so often. The next generation got better with CFL’s. They do not waste as much energy, and you don’t have to replace them as often. However, They are still very fragile, and while offering a longer life, there is the problem of mercury in the disposal of the bulb.

Well, a company called Lemnis Lighting has come out with an LED bulb that only uses 5 watts of power comared to a CFL that uses 8 and a incandescent using 43. It is agreed that the future of lighting is probably with the LED lights, but until the price of these bulbs goes down, it will have a hard time gaining traction in the general public as the lights are $40 a piece.