Prices vary, but let's say the difference in cost between a basic LED and an incandescent bulb
It's still difficult for consumers to tell the difference between an incandescent bulb
and a filament LED, and manufacturers like GE say they need to do more to promote the benefits of this growing market.
The revamped incandescent bulbs
will bring back the gentle light of the old models, instead of the harsh white light and slower power-up of the green bulbs that replaced them.
The ban is here, we're just waiting for stores' inventories of the old incandescent bulbs
to run out.
Soon incandescent bulbs
won't be an option, but it's unclear how that will affect consumers.
While incandescent bulbs
work through a filament in a vacuum and CFLs through gas, LEDs or Light-emitting diode produces light through the use of a semi-conductor.
They are Long lasting: LED bulbs last up to 10 times longer than compact fluorescents and far longer than typical incandescent bulbs
And it's to prevent the Department of Energy from spending any funds for the enforcement of the ban on the 100-watt incandescent bulb
Sales of more energy efficient bulbs are being aided by official moves to end production of higher wattage incandescent bulbs
The first phase of the law went into effect on January 1, banning the making or importing of 100- watt bulbs unless they are at least 25% more efficient than conventional incandescent bulbs
The less expensive of the two are CFLs, which are 78 percent more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs
1,700 per bulb if they use fluorescent light (10 hours a day) instead of using a normal incandescent bulb
without compromising on illumination.