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    Question LED VS Energy saving?

    Last week when i was about to buy an light for my another room the seller asked me which one do you want, LED or Energy saving. Which one is the best and what for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smith99 View Post
    Last week when i was about to buy an light for my another room the seller asked me which one do you want, LED or Energy saving. Which one is the best and what for?
    I'm not sure what the seller is referring to. LEDs use ~80% less energy than comparable incandescent. Fluorescent is a close 2nd at ~75%. Halogen is a distant 3rd at ~20%. Incandescent is generally not available any more.

    Some fixtures have fixed LEDs that can not be changed. If the LED dies, you have to replace the whole fixture.
    LED, Incorporated
    Raleigh, NC 27614

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    They really are the same thing. LED light bulbs are energy saving light bulbs. The seller might have been referring to a compact florescent light bulb but you should avoid florescent bulbs if at all possible. Even though they are energy efficient, they contain mercury vapor and are hard to safely dispose of. LED's are just as energy efficient if not more so and they are much easier to recycle and don't contain mercury vapor.

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