A recent article in the New York Times nicely summarized the tremendous opportunities offered by the rapidly emerging LED lighting technology.
Prices are coming down, quality is improving and there many new ways that the technology is being used — from bike paths that light up as riders approach and dim down after they pass to curing jet lag.
In the United States, lighting consumes more than 20 percent of electric power generated each year; the Energy Department says LEDs can cut consumption by up to 80 percent, the article notes.
And there can be a correspoding reduction in financial and enviornmental costs.
It is time for the lighting developed by Thomas Edison to give way. And it looks like the era of the compact fluorescent lights will be a short one.
You can read the full article here.