Tuesday, March 19, 2013

LEDs offer energy, more, savings benefits

Powerful, compact products changing the look, efficiency of lighting, expert says

March 16, 2013 - Are you among the many consumers still in the dark about LEDs (light-emitting diodes)? Developed about 50 years ago, LED technology has evolved with lightning speed over the past decade. LEDs tend to be pricier, but they last three times longer than compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and 10 times longer than incandescent and halogen bulbs.

While the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is creating national quality standards for LED lighting, the agency’s Energy Star program stamps its label of approval on some LED products. Wise consumers will look for it – or seek the advice of experts such as Tim Jackson, the owner of Urban Lighting, Inc. in downtown San Diego.

When we asked Jackson to name recent advances in lighting, he had one emphatic answer: LED. A lighting business veteran for 25 years, Jackson is extremely enthusiastic about the potential of LED in both residential and commercial settings.

Q: Why is LED so significant?

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