New $50 - 20 year LED light bulb

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How many people does it take to screw in a light bulb?  Just one…every 20 years.  Coinciding with Earth Day, Dutch electronic company Philips put on sale the first of it’s kind super super-energy-saving LED light bulb that is projected to last two-decades without dying out.  The light bulb retails for $50 – but generates over $160 of savings over its lifetime. 

According to estimates by Philips – if every house in America switches over to use the new long-lasting light bulb – the nation would save $3.9 billion a year in energy costs – and cut 20 million metric tons of carbon emission from the atmosphere.

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jmacneil
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Everyone should wait twenty

Everyone should wait twenty year and see if any last that long. I fell for that marketing spiel about big savings and long lasting quality with the compact florescents and changed all of my light bulbs, and I can tell you that they burn out about as regularly as incandescents.