CFL or LED?
October 26, 2008 11:25 AM Subscribe
Should we buy CFL or LED bulbs?
posted by drstein to home & garden (12 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
We're in the process of replacing all of the bulbs in the house with more energy efficient lights and the concept of newer LED units has piqued our interest.
I have 5 can lights (using PAR bulbs) in the kitchen. One is on a separate switch, so I put a CFL in it but we've been less than thrilled with it so far. It's a Phillips bulb and literally takes 2 minutes to reach full brightness, which is annoying. The LED bulbs are bright instantly.
Have any of you folks purchased LED bulbs? Happy with the light output? Noticed any energy savings? There are many to choose from
but since they're a bit more expensive, we want to make a decent choice. (The ones we've seen aren't as expensive as the one on ledwaves. Our local Wal-Mart actually has an entire aisle of CFL bulbs and LED bulbs.)