LEDs turn out the light on incandescents and CFLs
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Most people have accepted that it’s all but over for old incandescent bulbs. But CFLs—compact fluorescent bulbs, the titular replacements for incandescents—may be rapidly becoming extinct as well.

LEDs or light-emitting diode bulbs are the next lighting generation, and they’ve made significant advances in the last couple of years. I’ve been testing dozens of bulbs from companies such as Cree, GE, Lighting Sciences, Sylvania, and Toshiba, and found that not only are LEDs a better alternative with superior lighting characteristics, they offer more features than any previous lighting technology—as long as you understand how they are rated and what to look for.

LEDs offer several advantages. First and foremost is the fact that LEDs are more efficient, saving electricity—and money. A typical 60-watt replacement LED actually uses just 11 watts to produce the same brightness. They can also replace everything from reading lamps to overheads, although LEDs vent heat from the base of the bulb and so are not appropriate for completely enclosed fixtures.

Compared to CFLs, LEDs do not contain hazardous, mercury-tinged gas, and they can withstand being turned on and off repeatedly without reducing their life span. LEDs also come on instantly, unlike CFLs that typically have to warm up (which is why some people just leave them on all the ti…………… continues on Fox News

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The LED light fixtures are watching you at Newark Airport
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We’ve already had London’s rubbish bins snooping on us, US police wanting to tap into property owners’ private security cameras, proliferation of gunshot-detectors, license plate readers popping up like bunnies in the spring – the US Department of Homeland Security is now seeking a national license tracking system – and even at least one drone purchased by a Texas police department.

That’s already a lot of things watching us. Now, there’s anothe…………… continues on Naked Security

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