Here is why so many of us have a hard time making decisions:
We don't/can't see the whole picture.
It turns out that CFLs have one small "problem." Disposal. The element on which they're based is Mercury and it's toxic, and disposing of used CFLs looks like just so much (more) landfill.
A blog reader informed me about a newer still kind of light bulb. He sent me this article.
On Wed., May 9th, I will be announcing the launch of a significant technological breakthrough in energy-efficient lighting. EcoLEDs (http://www.EcoLEDs.com) will be a new generation of extremely bright, mercury-free LED light bulbs that use only 1/10th of the electricity of incandescent lights (and 1/3rd the electricity of compact fluorescent lights). They also last 50,000 hours, or over a decade of daily use.
Unlike fluorescent lights, our LED lights contain no mercury and yet they're extremely bright (producing more usable light than incandescent light bulbs in desk lamp applications). They pay for themselves in 1-2 years in electricity savings (varies by region) and offer substantial reductions in CO2 emissions. Our 10-watt LED bulb, for example, reduces CO2 emissions by an astonishing 9,000 pounds over its lifetime, compared to a regular 100-watt light bulb. It also saves you $450 in electricity costs over its life.
See pictures of these new LED lights: http://www.ecoleds.com/CAT21417.html
Order the lights at our new eco-friendly online retail site:http://www.betterlifegoods.com
You can read about the significant advantages of LED lights over incandescent and fluorescent lights at:http://www.ecoleds.com/Tour1.html
A portion of every EcoLEDs sale goes to fund the Consumer Wellness Center non-profit to launch our nutrition programs for expectant mothers. I'll also be using profits from this endeavor to fund other much-needed programs for personal and planetary health.
I can't point you to any articles about these lights yet, because we haven't gone public with this story. But you'll soon see stories published demonstrating why these are the most energy efficient LED lights available anywhere in the world, and why they're going to be the next big trend in "going green."
Please note: All our lights work in the U.S. and Canada. Our high-end lights (10-watt and 7-watt LED lights) operate under a wide range of voltages, and they work in the United States, Canada, the EU, Asian countries, Australia and most other countries. Shipping them outside the U.S., however, is currently very expensive (thanks to UPS). Shipping in the U.S. and Canada is very reasonable. Check our site for details:http://www.BetterLifeGoods.com
Mike Adams, the Health Ranger and founder of EcoLEDs
P.S. A 10% discount is in place for buying 4 or more of any LED light.
P.P.S. We are the original manufacturer of these LED lights. Wholesale discounts are available for volume orders. We're also looking for distributors in Canada, Australia, EU countries and elsewhere. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volume purchasing or carrying our EcoLED lights outside the USA.
So, a revision (note that word: re-vision) is in order. These new LED lights are biodegradable unlike the CFLs. Biodegradable is good. And yes, I'll make sure that Environmental Defense knows about this, too.