Home Depot offers EcoSmart LED light bulbs

May 11, 2010
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Going green in your home can be easier than you think. One of the places that you can start is with the lighting around the house. Those old-fashioned incandescent bulbs not only burn out quickly, but they use lots of electricity as well.

Florescent bulbs to fit into normal light fixtures have been around for a while now but those are starting to be replaced by LEDs. One of the big drawbacks to LED lighting is that the bulbs are typically very expensive. Home Depot has a new line of LED bulbs that are EcoSmart branded and fit into normal light sockets and sell for under $20 each.

The bulb is equivalent to a 40W incandescent bulb and uses only 8.6W of power. It puts out 429 lumens of light and has a life span of 50000 hours. The bulb claims to save over $155 per bulb over its entire life of at least five years. I would like to know what color light the bulb puts out; florescent bulbs are too white for my tastes and look weird.


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