11 May '11, 2am

Fact of the Day: If every American switched to this, it would save the equivalent of taking 100K cars off the road

Fact of the Day: If every American switched to this, it would save the equivalent of taking 100K cars off the road

Managing Editor Amanda Wills received a sample of the new A19 Pixi LED bulb in April 2011. The product was provided by Pixi Lighting free of charge. This is her review. With the impending federal phaseout of incandescent light bulbs, consumers – myself included – will have to find alternative lighting options to replace their 60-watt ways in 2012. Not to be confused with the love-it-or-leave-it CFL bulb , the Pixi bulb is a LED (light-emitting diode). While these types of bulbs come with a considerably higher price tag, they save a monster amount of energy. In fact, if every American switched to Energy Star LEDs, it would save 700 million kWh of electricity each year, equivalent to taking 100,000 cars off the road. I have received reader complaints in the past about LED bulbs, mostly concerning their upfront cost, which can sometimes reach $50 per bulb. Readers have also n...

Full article: http://earth911.com/news/2011/05/10/review-pixi-led-light...

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