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349 – LED vs Incandescent Light

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Paul, Jocelyn and Fred discuss the question whether incandescent light is still better than LED light. The short answer is "yes." The longer answer fills a podcast. They explore many aspects: subsidy, energy sucking activities (heating, cooling, drying clothes, cooking), lighting habits, light quality, longevity, toxicity from cradle to grave, complexity, and the total energy cost. They talk about the advantages of the heat produced by incandescent and strategies to save energy by using focused tasks lights.

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