Friday, October 21, 2011
I dislike conventional 'energy saving' bulbs, their long warm-up times annoy me, and I don't like the quality of the light even when they are glowing at full strength.
LED lights reach full brightness instantly, last for ages, sip energy and run cool. But up until recently they have suffered from high initial price, and the quality of the light has been too direct and 'blue' for most tastes.
From the excellent reviews on Amazon.com of the $179 Beacon 600s pictured above, it would appear that the light-quality issues are being conquered. And the predictions are that, like flat screens, prices will tumble over the next couple of years.