LED (Light Emitting Diode) light bulbs are much more energy efficient and last many times longer than standard incandescent light bulbs.
Advantages of Cree LED light bulbs include:
- Dimmable (many CFL bulbs are not dimmable).
- Have a warm glow (2700K), rather than harsh white light.
- Use 84% less energy than incandescent bulbs.
- Come with a 10-year warranty.
- Last up to 25,000 hours (over 20 years at 3 hours usage per day).
Cree LED bulbs come with a 10-year warranty and are available at The Home Depot. Watch this video to find out more.
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Jodi Marks: You know, nothing says energy efficiency like changing out all of those incandescent bulbs. But you know, there are many choices out there on the market today. But take a look at this one. This is by Cree.
Now this is an LED light. Now, LED lights are not like other replaceable bulbs that are out there to replace your incandescent bulbs. First of all, this type is dimmable, and it has an incandescent-like warm glow. Because that’s the complaint of some of those bulbs is, oh, it’s a harsh, bright light, or they’re bulky, they’re not as attractive. Well, this actually looks like an incandescent bulb.
Now, one of the things I like about this bulb particularly, is that you can save up to 84% on your energy bill. They’re 84% more energy-efficient, rather. Now, these last a very long time. Well, what’s a very long time?
Well, if you run your lights about three hours a day, which is average use for a light bulb, you could put this in your newborn’s bedroom, and you wouldn’t have to change it until they went to college. That’s a very long time!
So, you know, just doing the small things, like changing out a light bulb, can give you a huge impact, especially on your power bill.