solutions may become more popular with consumers seeking low-energy bulbs than compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) alternatives, it has been suggested.
Speaking to the Lewiston Sun Journal, lighting store manager Ron Dumais explained that the positive aspects of the products and an increasing range of options may see them take over CFLs as a primary light source.
"The benefits of LEDs are many. They reduce energy up to 80 per cent when compared to standard incandescent and last up to 50,000 hours or 30 times longer than the equivalent," he explained.
Mr Dumais added that, while the high purchase price of the lamps compared with other alternatives is currently an issue for many householders, this should improve as costs come down and their efficiency grows.
It was also stated recently by DIY Life that the long life of LED lighting
could result in even greater savings in the future as they compensate for rising electricity costs.