LED lightbulbs: Are you ready to make the switch?

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  1. Iria

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    High price and a strange color. No, we're not talking about a hairdo. Those are the two factors that have kept light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, from becoming a mainstream light source.

    But that might change soon, said Zach Gibler, chief business development officer of Lighting Science Group, which plans to announce distribution deals with major retailers for its LED bulbs that screw into a regular socket.
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    can't wait...
     
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    Only problem, a 20 watt MR16 is $1.19 to $3.97 depending on style, while a LED bulb to replace it is $65.

    LED bulbs have struggled to get to similar efficiency to CFL, and while supposedly having a very long life, they have often tended to be electrically weak against real world mains voltage spikes and noise.

    LEDs look like taking over in torch applications, as they are far superior to the average torch bulb, even to Krypton/Xenon bulbs, and the inherent directionality of the LEDs is also a plus.
     
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    There is quiet few companies already offering LED reflector bulbs with MR16 or E14 plugs/screws. But so far they are mostly meant for ambient lighting (pictures, glass closets, starways etc) because of extremelly low power consumption, so they can run continuously. Oh and their life span is like 50 times longer than their halogen counterparts...
     

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