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News Summary: LED replacements for 100W bulbs

The Associated Press

LED BULBS: You can now get LED bulbs that roughly match 100-watt incandescent bulbs for size and brightness, but use far less energy.

CHOICES BEFORE: Production of 100-watt incandescent bulbs has ceased because they are energy hogs. Until recently, your only alternative was a compact fluorescent bulb, which has several drawbacks compared with light-emitting diodes.

DETAILS: Osram Sylvania is shipping the first batches of its Ultra LED bulb to some Lowe's stores. The bulb uses 20 watts of electricity and costs $50. Competitors aren't far behind.