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  • Lifecycle Energy Costs of LED, CFL Bulbs Calculated
    By on November 30, 2009 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

    necro81 writes “The NY Times is reporting on a new study from Osram, a German lighting manufacturer, which has calculated the total lifecycle energy costs of three lightbulb technologies and found that both LEDs and CFLs use approximately 20% of the energy of incandescents over their lifetimes. While it is well known that the newer lighting technologies use a fraction of the energy of incandescents to produce the same amount of light, it has not been (more…)

  • Panasonic’s New LED Bulbs Shine For 19 Years
    By on September 16, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Mike writes “As lighting manufacturers phase out the incandescent bulb, and CFLs look set to define the future of lighting, Panasonic recently unveiled a remarkable 60-watt household LED bulb that they claim can last up to 19 years (if used 5-1/2 hours a day). With a lifespan 40 times longer than their incandescent counterparts, Panasonic’s new EverLed bulbs are the most efficient LEDs ever to be produced. They are set to debut in Japan on October (more…)