LED-ing the Way

LED lights are rapidly displacing incandescent bulbs as consumers’ first choice for lighting, and with good reason. Incandescent lights are no longer the most efficient light source, with as much as 95% of the electricity supplied to a typical incandescent light bulb converted to heat rather than light. In addition, while LED bulbs may be more expensive than their incandescent counterparts, it’s clear that the investment pays off in the long run: it costs an average of $8.28 over the course of a year to keep the incandescent lights on, while a LED bulb requires only 96 cents.

As energy efficiency and sustainable energy standards become increasingly important, LED bulbs are rapidly becoming a much more attractive choice for lighting on a global scale. Indeed, governments around the world have begun passing legislation to phase out incandescent bulbs in favor of greener alternatives; California, for example, has committed to phasing out incandescent bulbs by 2018. As this transition takes hold, light bulb manufacturers will adjust their supply chains to ensure that every home and business across the country continues to glow bright.


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