Saturday, February 2, 2008

Fact Checking the LEDs and Compact Fluorescents That Will Replace Your Light Bulbs

From New Energy and Fuel:

Nothing is so alarming than a government mandate to force you to do something. The latest Energy Bill out of the U.S. Congress and signed by the President does just that – cancels the availability of the familiar incandescent bulb and for the most part consigns them to the junk bin of history.

Right off you have already guessed that its going to cost a lot more to buy the new bulbs than the old ones with the idea you’ll get the money back over time in savings of electricity. This is a truth, but not a fact as the Internet has lots of sites and posts about junk high efficiency bulbs that last a very short period of time making them a huge cost compared to the savings. There is nothing like mandates from the government to waste your money and open the door to the bandits.

With that thought still fresh, the fact remains that a good high efficiency bulb can save you money over time. So, before you join the rush to stockpile the old incandescent bulbs lets look into the facts....MORE