Grace Limoncelli: Grade 7
It has recently come to my attention, thanks to Mrs. Giordano, that there really is an economic difference between kinds of light bulbs. For instance, many use incandescent and CFL light bulbs in their homes (and holiday decorating) because of their inexpensive price tags. It turns out that it is a myth that they save money, because their lifetime is much shorter compared to LEDs and halogens.
The physical bulbs of LEDs and halogens may be much pricier in comparison to incandescents and CFLs, but LEDs are much more eco-friendly, because they generate much less waste heat and are solely powered by the movement of electrons (sub atomic particles). LED bulbs alone last up to 60 times longer than incandescent bulbs! This proves that there are much more cost and energy efficient bulbs to deck the halls with this holiday season compared to incandescents and CFLs.
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