Is LED Lighting In Your Future?

You can find LED’s in more than flashlights these days. LED technology has progressed to the point that you can use LED light bulbs for lighting in your home.

What does this have to do with survival?

Plenty, especially if you’re considering living off the electrical power grid.

LED lights are beneficial for anyone though. LED bulbs burn 90% less energy and last 60,000-100,000 hours. You may make a bit of an investment initially when purchasing them, but it’s worth it.

To learn more, read the following article excerpt. Click the link below to read the whole thing.

Is LED lighting
in your future?

By Jeffrey Yago, P.E., CEM

We were one of the first publications to advise how incandescent light bulbs were going to be outlawed in several states and many countries due to their very poor energy efficiency. I have received many e-mails from irate readers saying this would never happen in their state or their country. Sorry to be the one to tell you, but the 2007 Federal Energy Legislation just signed into law in December by the President includes legislation to totally phase out the manufacturing of most incandescent light bulbs by 2012. California has already passed legislation to ban incandescent light bulbs by 2010.

In past articles I have also described how the more energy-efficient compact fluorescent lamps being promoted to replace these incandescent light bulbs are all imported from China, and are burning out years earlier than their advertised eight-year life. In addition, compact fluorescent lamps contain a small amount of highly poisonous mercury, which is a hazardous waste and a banned landfill substance. So if incandescent light bulbs are being banned, and if the more-expensive compact-fluorescent lamps have manufacturing quality and disposal concerns, what type of lighting will be in our future?

Read the whole article here: http://www.backwoodshome.com/is-led-lighting-in-your-future/

Excerpt used with permission of Backwoods Home Magazine.
http://www.backwoodshome.com (541)247-8900.

Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.