Honest opinions about how to buy Appliances and Lighting.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Two Shades of LED

To review, LED uses 1/7 the power of incandescent, lasts 20 times longer and emits almost zero heat. Since there are no standards on this somewhat new technology, LED has become somewhat confusing. There is a huge difference in color rendering and also price...

So have a look at the differences:

Cheaper LED, price around $30-40 casts a blueish light:

Plastic casing
Lesser quality semiconductor and bulb

For areas like mud rooms and basements, this is still a decent bulb.....

Better LED, price between $120-140 casts a natural white light

Steel Casing

Cree semiconductor

$140 is pricey, but this is the best light for kitchen, bath, accent and ambient lighting. For the lifetime, LED will still save a fortune in electricity and maintenance costs.

1 comment:

  1. I was unaware about this thing. Thanks for the information it was very helpful.