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A 40 Dollar Light Bulb? Say What?

No way, Jose!  That’s what I say to the 40 dollar light bulb.  I can think of alot better ways to spend my cash, can’t you?  But wait! Break out the calculator.   You may be spending that and more right now!

Let’s put a little light on this subject.  I was reading from a great website–Greenbiz.com.  (Hey, just trying to do my part here.)  They talk about a

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“Philips LED replacement for 60-watt incandescent bulb with a list price of $39.97 at Home Depot”

 

Now that’s pretty steep.  I think I’d be less shocked if I put my finger in a light socket than having to dig deep for that!

But then they break it down mathematically:

“A conventional 60-watt bulb lasts about 1,000 hours, uses 60 watts of electricity (duh) and costs $180 to run for 25,000 hours.

The LED equivalent lasts 25,000 hours (nearly three years if you left it on 24/7), uses 12.5 watts and costs $37.50 to run for 25,000 hours.”

I’m going to leave this one open ended.  Are you convinced?  Would you buy this bulb on the basis of these claims?   Would love to see the comments on this one!!    

Well–end of blogs for today.  Time for a nap.  Lights out!

 

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