The jury is still out on that one.
LED (Light Emitting Diode) bulbs are many times more efficient than even CFL light bulbs. They last many times longer as well. The technology, however, is so new that 1) they are still very expensive, and 2) not all the bugs have been worked out.Â I predict, however, that it will be the lamp of choice within the next 5 or so years.
I saw an ad for a mere 7 watt LED flood light for $49. Yikes!!! But remember when a CFLs were $25 a pop?Â They are now down to a couple of dollars, perhaps foretelling the prices for LED lights in the not-too-distant future.
Here are what LEDs look like:
Cool.Â They look like either a shower head or cuff links.Â With LEDs, energy flows through a semi-conducting material and lights up the tips…like those fiber optic lamps in the 80’s.
There are a number of manufacturers all vying to become the standard (think VHS and Beta….I preferred Beta.Â It was more compact and better quality.Â But I digress.) LED lighting is still evolving, so give it a few years to work the kinks out. For now, LEDs are best used for any type of down lighting, Christmas tree lights, night lights, exit signs, clock radios, and cuff links.
Peace – Out