Energy | Magazine Articles | VOL. 13, ISSUE 81, November-December 2013 |

Lead with LED

Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) reduce energy consumption but carry with it the sting of mercury that is potentially hazardous to humans. With no immediate means of recycling, CFLs may undo more than envisaged. Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) on the other hand, seems to be better positioned and may allow countries such as India to phase out mercury laced substances without getting into the trouble of setting up disposal facilities—subverting the complications therein.  With a 10 to 100-year life the LED...

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