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CFL and LED Bulbs: Lighting for the Future

Carolyn Washburn, Utah State University Extension
Lou Mueller, Utah State University Extension


All of us want to save money on our energy consumption. Efficient lighting choices can significantly cut home utility costs. Understanding CFL (Compact Fluorescent Light) and LED (Light Emitting Diode) bulbs will help us make wiser decisions for the environment and our pocketbook. What are CFL and LED bulbs?