LED "fluorescent" tube lighting

LED "fluorescent" tube lighting

Gregory Han
Jun 28, 2007

We know a few of you readers out there are sick of hearing about the virtues of CFLs. We've just replaced two more of our overhead bulbs with impressively warm coloured light CFLs from Home Depot; they're getting better and better with each update and now our home is 90% CFL lit. But not everyone is convinced yet for a variety of reasons.

The most likely next-technology that could succeed where CFLs have failed is LED lighting. Currently they're too cost prohibitive, but that will change in coming years with the energy crunch and improvement in manufacturing, perhaps making CFLs completely obsolete. Case in point are these LED replacements for fluorescent tubes from EverLED, which are 20% more efficient than already efficient (though soul draining) standard fluorescent tubes. The tubes can fit into almost any legacy fluorescent system, available in 5 standard shades of light warmth, from stark daylight to warm white. They're $150 each right now, but contain no mercury, lead, phosphor powders, aren't fragile like typical fluorescent tubes and are flicker free. Cubicle caged Dilberts like myself are holding our breaths waiting for prices to drop. [via Gizmag]

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