LEDs are delightfully efficient

- Some consumers are starting to switch their regular household halogen or incandescent light bulbs to LED (light-emitting diode) technology. Up until now, LEDs have typically been used more in professional applications, but they are beginning to increase in popularity as a household lighting solution.

Homeowners can enjoy many benefits by using LEDs. The light bulbs are long-lasting and provide consistent, high-quality light output. Also, the bulbs use considerably less electricity than other types of bulbs so a home can be lit tastefully for a fraction of the cost.

"Consumers have told us that they've been disappointed with many LED bulbs to date, because of the poor quality," says Yong Cai, product manager for Philips Lighting Canada. Philips on the other hand, only offers the highest quality LED bulbs, exceeding consumer's expectations because they are so easy to use and last so long.

It can be difficult to know how to choose the right replacement LED bulb. Right now, one very popular use is to replace a 35 watt halogen light bulb in a lamp or overhead pot light fixture with a 6 watt LED bulb, like the AmbientGU10 from Philips. Your lighting retailer will be able to give you additional options for the replacement of other bulbs in your home.


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