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  •  $40.00 LED (1+ / 0-)
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    Sailorben
    On the cost front, Consumer Reports found, for example, that a $40 Phillips AmbientLED bulb can save $160 in electricity and replacement bulbs when used in place of a 75-watt incandescent.
    Nice savings if you have the extra bucks.  $40 is more than a weeks worth of groceries for a lot of people.
    •  Then $120 net savings is 3 weeks groceries (0+ / 0-)

      it would be good policy, known as "pay as you save," to require utilities to provide up front credit for people to buy LED bulbs, to be paid off gradually through electric bills.

      Pay as you save is the best way to implement all consumer investments in energy efficiency and renewable hardware, which have high upfront capital costs but negative fuel costs relative to business as usual.

      There's no such thing as a free market!

      by Albanius on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 04:31:40 PM PST

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